Happy Marriages Are Linked To Health Implications Associated With Weight Gain

A new study on marital satisfaction and weight gain found that newlyweds who are satisfied with their marriage are most likely to gain weight. They are also more likely to remain married for a longer period of time, extending the initial weight gain to a point which can negatively impact health.

If you are utterly unsatisfied with your relationship, there is some good news when it comes to your weight. You are far less likely to gain weight and much more likely to hit the gym regularly in order to look your best...who knows why that is.

When it comes to relationships and weight management, the link appears to be far more related to appearance than health or well-being.


Meltzer AL, Novak SA, McNulty JK, Butler EA, Karney BR, Marital Satisfaction Predicts Weight Gain in Early Marriage, Health Psychology, 2013.

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Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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