Despite the fact that marriage tends to be hard work and that married couples often find themselves at loggerheads and at times disparaging their spouses when out of earshot, new research indicates that married couples tend to be healthier than unmarried couples.
Being married is actually good for your health | IOL
Researchers have found that older people who are married are physically fitter, with a stronger grip and a faster walking pace.
Compared with their unmarried counterparts, they may live longer and be more protected against disability in old age.
Walking speed and hand grip are important measures of older people’s health.
The health boost comes mainly from married people being wealthier and living better. However, they may also benefit from their other half nagging them to take care of themselves.