Is your wife a cheerful person? If yes, then you are more likely to lead a healthier and longer life as compared to those who have less happy partners, reveals a new Study.
The Study, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that having a happy spouse not only leads to a longer marriage but also a longer and healthier life.
"The data shows that spousal life satisfaction was associated with mortality, regardless of individuals' socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, or their physical health status," said Study author Olga Stavrova, a researcher at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
For the Study, the researchers studied about 4,400 US couples, aged over 50.
They observed that spouses' life satisfaction was an even better predictor of participants' mortality than participants' own life satisfaction.
"The findings underscore the role of individuals' immediate social environment in their health outcomes. Most importantly, it has the potential to extend our understanding of what makes up individuals' 'social environment' by including the personality and well-being of individuals' close ones," said Stavrova.
"People who have a happy, active spouse, for example, are likely to have an active lifestyle themselves," noted Stavrova.
The researchers pointed out that a partner's life satisfaction may have important consequences for health and longevity.
"If your partner is depressed and wants to spend the evening eating chips in front of the TV -- that's how your evening will probably end up looking, as well."
The Study's findings showed that greater partner life satisfaction was linked to participants' lower mortality risk.
Indo-Asian News Service
Read on to find out what's veganism, and how shifting to a vegan diet and discipline can do a world of good.
Bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, may result from poor hygiene or eating food with strong odours. Read on to find out how you can easily reduce or prevent it.
Over-exposure of sun to the eyelid area has been linked to basal cell carcinoma (BCC), which is a non-melanoma skin cancer that is most common on areas such as the face, head, ears and neck.
The work by artist Meredith Bergmann will break what some call the "bronze ceiling" in the 166-year-old park — the lack of sculptures honoring women, discounting fictional characters like Mother Goose and Alice in Wonderland.
Chores help children learn responsibility and sharing tasks gives you help around the house. Follow these simple tips to get your children to lend you a helping hand.
It is this training methodology that is followed in Symmetry Gym Dubai, an exclusive training studio in the UAE where members train hard for serious results.