Married couples have more going for them, study shows

Christchurch Press 10 Aug 06
It’s official: marriage is good for your health. A study of nearly 67,000 adults shows that far from being an old-fashioned institution or just a piece of paper, marriage prolongs life.

Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said “screeds and screeds” of research showed marriage was beneficial to health. McCoskrie, whose group promotes strong families and safe communities, said married couples looked out for each other’s health, by doing things such as encouraging exercise, healthy eating and visits to the doctor. He said health was also helped by the fact married people tended to be better off financially.

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