Long marriage for good health

Long marriage for health

Benefits of Marriage for Health

The marriage of centuries is a precondition for a happy life. Many successful and rich people are lonely and frustrated because of the lack of love. The success of the marriage, however, takes a lot of compromises. It is believed that the basis of a long marriage stand the common interests of the spouses. It turns out that people with completely opposite personalities can have more successful relationships than those who share common values.

The longer a marriage lasts, the better the health status of the partners is,  shows a study by the University of California. The long marriage, and the marriage generally means better health for each of the partners.

With divorce, health problems begin for the ex partners. The same applies to the happily married when their partner dies and they remain alone.

Humans are created to live in social groups. And the smallest, but the most secure social group  is the marriage. For these reasons married people enjoy better health than single or divorced. The theory has been working for decades, despite the opinion of some modern scientists that the health benefits of marriage are illusory.

Here are some unexpectedd truths about marriage:

Unhappily marriage leads to obesity and heart diseases

Women with an unsuccessful marriage suffer more frequently than others from high blood pressure and diseases of the cardiovascular system, reported researchers from the University of Utah.

According to researchers, women who are not satisfied with their family life, are subjected to a greater degree of depression and metabolic syndrome – a complex of health problems: obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar.

Love hurts – the same goes for the unhappy marriage

Stress caused by an unsuccessful marriage is harmful to health, reduces the production of a blood protein from white blood cells, which is related to wound healing, said experts from the Ohio State University.

Stress in marriage is associated with slower recovery of women who are fighting with breast cancer.

Patients who were dissatisfied with their marriage, rarely observed medical rehabilitation regimes such as building healthy dietary habits.

Bad mental health

Although studies show that stable relationship is useful for mental health will probably not surprising to know that the difficult and tense relationship has the opposite effect. Negative behaviors such as hostility and criticism during the conflict in the relationship associated with negative effects on mental health.

According to an article from 2003 by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior even the single people have better mental health than those who are in unbalanced and turbulent relationship.

Don’t be jealous

Scientists have found that the jealous partners suffer from headaches, stomach aches, insomnia and anxiety. Some men and fewer women can even gain weight. Tension that they experience, affects the activity of the brain center that regulates appetite.

When people feel jealousy, they have a sense of contraction of the heart. Moreover, their immune system suffers and this can trigger a series of unexpected diseases.

According to the new study, the occurrence of compulsive behavior associated with the fear of being cheated, leads to decrease in the level of serotonin – a hormone that creates a feeling of happiness.

Metabolic syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a medical condition in which a person has abdominal obesity, high triglycerides and / or low levels of so-called “good” cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. People with metabolic syndrome are at risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that 25% of adult population in the world is metabolic syndrome.

According to the scientists the constant conflicts in the family may provoke spouses stress and depression, which in turn cause for endocrine disorders and metabolic syndrome.

It is found that the ability of partners to care for each other is crucial in marriage. It turns out that people tend to overcome their differences when they see the support and comfort of their partner. Thanks to the caring of their partner much of the spouses prefer to stay in the relationship.

Here are some advices for a successful marriage:

  • Enjoy every moment with your loved one! Nothing lasts forever, so do not miss to show your love!

And if you are wondering how to improve your relationship with your partner then start kissing more!

In this connection specialists have revealed why it is better to kiss more frequently. This act of showing affection and closeness burns calories, or more precisely – an estimated one-minute kiss melts six calories.

Touching the lips are activated all the muscles of the face, so that women can reduce the wrinkles around the mouth.

Kissing strengthens immunity as a true vaccine and reduces stress as it increases the secretion of the hormone cortisol.

Japanese scientists have found out that kissing reduces allergies, but if it is practiced at least 30 minutes a day.

  • Spend your free time together, but not in front of the TV! Go outside in nature, dance together.

Don’t stay at home continuously – go out dating, go to the movies, a restaurant. Make it your tradition.

  • More sex = good health and a successful marriage

Make your sex life to work on your marriage. Experts advise couples to have sex, which will allow them to forgive one another.

Oxytocin is a hormone that is released during orgasm. This is a magical drug that will bring you together. Moreover, after intimate contact this hormone has the effect of amnesia that lasts about 4-6 hours and allows you to forget about the mistakes of your partner.

Everyday life related to children, work and problems takes the time dedicated for sex. Therefore, do not expect everything in bed to be as before. Try new sexual tricks in bed, which can return the heat in your relationship.

Take the initiative to make sex and oral sex: Yes, sex is not the main thing in a relationship, but its absence often leads to separation. For men, sex is important and the sooner we realize this, the better!

If you regularly refuse sex and oral sex, you risk losing your partner. The more enthusiasm you show in bed, the stronger will be your relationship.

  • Deep sleep for a happy marriage

There are many measures of happiness in the family. Just as many are the parameters by which it is measured. For some couples the most important is the trust of others is the good sex.

A recent British study found that healthy sleep is related to the relationship between two people. The researchers found that a good night’s sleep reduces the likelihood to accept your partner for granted. Furthermore, the partners more often say “thank you” which makes them feel valued.

Bad sleep makes people more selfish as they put forward their own needs before those of the partner. You may have slept like a baby, but if your partner is not it is likely you both to have sour faces.

Experts say that adults need at least five hours of uninterrupted sleep every day to be able to concentrate better and work. Scientists warn that people suffering from insomnia are at four times greater risk of problems in the relationship and is three times more likely to have mood swings.


About Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson is a supportive nutrition and fitness coach and registered dietitian nutritionist known for her health advices and innovative ideas to inspire and motivate people to reach their goals. She has a passion for personal training and enjoys motivating people, using specific exercise programs and track their progression for success. As a parent herself, Jane Peterson knows what it means to have to work hard to keep a good shape during pregnancy and after having a baby. She is interested about improving the way children eat, pediatric nutrition and family meal planning. Jane has several years of personal and professional experience and is practicing as a freelance food and health writer. She works personally with a small number of hand picked clients, transforming their health and their physiques using her four key elements of wellness: lifestyle, exercise, nutrition and supplementation.