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Do Married People Live Longer?

While ultimately the answer is “yes” – what are the contributing factors that lead to a longer life for married couples?
Marriage can provide many physical and mental benefits over a lifetime in the right circumstances. Simply getting married doesn’t instantly add an extra 15 or 20 years of life to one’s biological countdown timer. Saying “I do” doesn’t immediately reduce one’s risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, or other serious illnesses. And, wearing that shiny new ring doesn’t automatically mean you can eat more and not gain weight. So, knowing that marriage doesn’t really offer an immediate boost to your lifespan, what are the real reasons why those who are married tend to live longer, healthier lives? Read on and we will cover some of the basic factors that help married individuals enjoy longer lives: