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Health & Fit Couples Who Gain Weight Together, Stay Together (Says Study)

19:26  16 may  2018
19:26  16 may  2018 Source:   yourtango.com

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Research on the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that couples who report satisfaction in their marriage tend to GAIN weight . People With THIS Personality Type More Likely To Cheat, Says Study →.

Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who led the research, said that couples should pay attention when it comes to their weight gain , because it can lead to health consequences such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

  Couples Who Gain Weight Together, Stay Together (Says Study) © gilaxia/Getty Images What is an indicator of a happy and successful relationship? Couple rings? Countless couple photos on Facebook? Family and friends who get along swimmingly? 

According to science, the best way to tell if a couple is happily in love is by looking at their waistlines. 

Research on the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that couples who report satisfaction in their marriage tend to GAIN weight.

For a period of four years, researchers followed 169 couples on their first marriage. They measured the couples' weight twice a year, and asked questions about their marital life and overall satisfaction.

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Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who led the research, said that couples should pay attention when it comes to their weight gain , because it can lead to health consequences such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who led the research, said that couples should pay attention when it comes to their weight gain , because it can lead to health consequences such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The results? People in happy marriages gained a significant amount of weight

Meanwhile, those who remained slim reported rocky marriages that eventually ended in divorce. 

a person standing in front of a building © Provided by NewsCred The researchers theorize that the phenomena has something to do with attracting mates. Happier couples no longer feel the need to attract a new mate; therefore, there's less stress on appearance. Meanwhile, those in rocky relationships maintain their slim figure to continue attracting mates. 

Although these couples don't have to worry about their partner only loving them for their looks, that leaves the question on whether stable relationships have a negative impact on health. 

Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who led the research, said that couples should pay attention when it comes to their weight gain, because it can lead to health consequences such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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Research found that married couples are in the most happy and satisfied relationships tend to gain weight together . Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who led the research, said that couples should pay attention when it comes to their weight gain , because it can lead to health consequences such

#ScienceSpeaks Couples That Put On Weight Together , Stay Together ! The research was led by psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who said that couples should pay attention to how much weight they gain because it but now, a new study says couples that gain weight together , stay together !

"By focusing more on weight in terms of health implications as opposed to appearance implications, satisfied couples may be able to avoid potentially unhealthy weight gain over time in their marriages," she said.

a person with collar shirt © Provided by NewsCred There's nothing wrong with not paying attention to your appearance, because you're confident that your spouse would continue to love you despite it.

However, health should not be compromised, even for love. 

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