There could soon be a rush of people looking to secure a wedding reception venue, after it was discovered that being married is good for mental and physical health.
According to a report published in the BMJ, researchers from Cardiff University discovered that married people live longer. They found that women in committed relationships have better mental health, and that men in similar relationships have better physical health.
“On balance it is probably worth making the effort,” researchers said.
They suggest that the boost in men’s physical health is probably down to the influence their partner has over their lifestyle. “The mental bonus for women may be due to a greater emphasis on the importance of the relationship,” they also suggest.
Despite there being evidence to suggest that the dissolution of a relationship has a negative impact on health, researchers advised that people shouldn’t shy away from them, suggesting that people simply avoid a bad relationship, rather than entering a relationship on the whole.
That’s because being in a bad relationship has a massively negative impact on health, to such an extent that being single is healthier. Furthermore, ending a relationship is distressing and divorce has a massive impact on everyone involved.