Married men live longer?
In 2010, Harvard Men's Health published an article that supports this long known evidence. There they shared a survey with 127,545 American adults, and found that married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. They also found that men who have marital partners also live longer than men without spouses and the longer a man stays married, the greater his survival advantage over his unmarried peers. This also applies to women, but for some reason, studies have shown a particular benefit for men... Maybe its time to rethink the house-chores division :-) ?
To understand, this has to do with the social aspect that influences our health. There are many other dimensions that influence our health such as family, social status, education, work, living environment and nature, but this one is quite interesting.
In the social dimension we find our closest relationships (marriage, life-partnerships), we find our friends and also communities and groups that we join along the way.
Studies prove that having good social relations improves health because it makes us #FeelGood and most importantly, helps us deal with difficult life situations (for example the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, etc.)
So how are your relations affecting your health?
It is worth investing and fighting for good ones!