The stability provided through marriage to millions of people cannot be understated. Increased longevity as well as an overall increase of contentment and happiness all contribute to the lasting effects of joining someone in holy matrimony. The idea that your overall physical health will improve over the course of your marriage is another facet in explaining people who get married tend to live longer!
- Okay, that might be an overstatement. But there is fascinating — and compelling — research suggesting that married people enjoy better health than single people.
- For example, as compared with those who are single, those who are married tend to live longer, have fewer strokes and heart attacks and have a lower chance of becoming depressed.
- A recent study of 25,000 people in England found that among people having a heart attack, those who were married were 14% more likely to survive and they were able to leave the hospital two days sooner than single people having a heart attack.
“”According to a new study, being married might just save your life.””