If you're looking for the secret to a long healthy life, don't turn to the gym because a visit to the altar may just do the trick for you! New findings suggest that marriage does indeed boost you lifespan and health.
It has also been seen that men who lose their better half, don't live very long after her death. The figures reveal that widowers over 85 have the highest rate of death per 1000 (191.6), while married men in the same age group have a death rate of only 140.3 per 1000.
''It seems longevity and marriage are directly linked ... and marriage is good for your health'', the Daily Telegraph quoted Australian Minister Justine Elliot, whose office analyzed the figures, as saying.
The figures suggested that married people have lower death rates and live longer because they are more likely to look out for each other's health, serve as role models to children and engage in less-risky behavior.