Marriage Keeps You Healthy, U.S. Study Shows
Then let us do it. (Reuters)
People living together but not married are more likely to have health problems than married adults, the survey found, and the findings hold firmest for the youngest adults.
The report, which can be found in the Internet at http:/www.cdc.gov/nchs, is in line with many other studies that show married people tend to be healthier. There are two major theories as to why, said the researchers.
“Marriage protection is the theory that married people have more advantages in terms of economic resources, social and psychological support, and support for healthy lifestyles,’ the report says.
“Marital selection is the theory that healthier people get married and stay married, whereas less-healthy people either do not marry or are more likely to become separated, divorced, or widowed.”