If marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy, as generally assumed, then why do couples gain weight after tying the knot? Blame it on their lifestyle.
According to a study spanning across nine European countries, researchers have found that married couples on average eat better than singles, but weigh significantly more and do less sport.
They found that married men were more likely than single men to buy organic and fair trade food.
“Men in long-term relationships are likely to eat more consciously and, in turn, probably more healthily,” said lead author Jutta Mata, assistant professor of health psychology at University of Basel.
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