Married men live longer ‘as wives nag them to visit their GP’

Daily Mail Reporter 30th March 2010

Married men may have longer lives because their wives nag them to see their doctor, research shows. And both men and women in committed relationships are more likely to do regular exercise, adding years to their life, researchers say. The study, to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference at the University of Surrey, sheds new light on the benefits of marriage. Social scientists found married men were 6 per cent more likely to go to the doctor than single men who had no one to tell them they needed a check-up. They found women were 34 per cent more likely to keep fit through regular exercise in a relationship, and men were 20 per cent more likely to go out for a run once a week if they were married.
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