Marriage Linked to Healthier Hearts
Married people are less likely than divorced, widowed or single people to suffer from any type of heart problem, according to a study of 3.5 million Americans. The findings hold true for either gender, any age and despite other heart disease risk factors. Why the connection? Researchers speculate that it might be because spouses help look out for each other’s health, encouraging better diets, exercise and keeping doctors’ appointments. So a partner’s nagging could just save your life.