A Longer, Happier Life Together Begins With a Healthy Lifestyle

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In your single days how many countless hours did you spend at the gym to stay in shape, slim and attractive? We tend to work out more when we are single so that we are more physically attractive to the other sex.

Once we get married, the gym doesn’t always stay a habit. It’s easy to become complacent and ignore the waistline expansion. Some call that post wedding weight gain “ happy weight “. But, that happy weight comes with a host of issues that you may not want to invite into your happily ever after.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2007 that said the chances of becoming obese go up 37% if your spouse is obese. Obesity leads to heart disease, diabetes and generally poor health. It also puts a strain on your sex life as you both may not be as sexually attracted to each other as you once were.

There are things you can do together to help ward off the post wedding pounds. It starts with a shared healthy lifestyle, eating right and getting exercise. Hit the gym together - that alone has many more benefits than a slimmer waist line. It’s great quality time that will create a deeper connection and could lead to better sex. Learn to cook healthy meals that are rich in veggies and low in fat.

If you both make health and wellness a priority in your marriage, you will live a longer, happier life together.

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