(Telegraph) Marriage is good for men’s bodies and women’s minds
Marriage keeps men fit but boosts women’s mental health, according to an academic article.
A study published in the Student BMJ says that committed couples live longer than singletons, with the health benefits of companionship increasing over time. Meanwhile having lots of sexual partners can shorten lifespan and divorce can have a devastating impact, the editorial claims.
But spouses benefit from marriage in different ways. Married men are kept physically fit because their wives ensure they lead a healthy lifestyle, while women’s emotional health benefits because they value being in a relationship.