Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happily Married Couples

There's good news for happily married couples.

Researchers from Brigham Young University have discovered that happily married people averaged 4 points lower on their blood pressure readings than single people do!

Researchers say marriage brings health benefits because partners encourage each other to eat healthy, exercise, and visit a doctor regularly. (I think my husband would call this nagging. I will have to ask him.)

They also reduce stress by supporting each other through hard times. However, unhappy couples have worse blood pressure readings than single people do.

Are you in a happy marriage? What's your blood pressure? Do you have any proof that goes along with this study?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen


Maria said...

My blood pressure is always on the low end of normal and has been that way my entire life. Right now, I think my husband raises my blood pressure, but he is out of the country. Life is definitely better with him around consistently. We have a happy marriage... just a lot going on.

Rixblix said...

We've been married for 16 years. Some years have caused high blood pressure, some not!

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