For all the emotional support you get from being married, your body doesn't seem to benefit. Research has proved that marriage makes women pack on the pounds. A study, conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland, has linked getting married to decreasing physical activity. The researchers examined data taken from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, which surveyed more than 14,000 young women between the ages of 22 and 27 two times, three years apart. They found that those who got married were 32 per cent more likely to have a fall in physical activity. According to study author Wendy Brown, this could be due to the impact on discretionary time and women putting family needs before their own. "The risk of decreasing physical activity was . . . higher again when they had a baby, and again when they had another baby," the Courier Mail quoted Professor Brown a saying. "It's exactly as you would expect - this is when women start to gain weight," Brown added. Source: ANITAN << NHS' Pleasure Advises Teen Sex 'Can Be Fun' Total 'Screen Time' For Brit Kids Hits A Massive 10hrs Dail... >> Recommended Reading A Fat Friend Could Lead You To Weight Gain! Want to stay trim? Well, then do away with your fat pals, suggests study with mounting evidence. READ MORE Birth Control Jab-Weight Gain Link Myth Debunked Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have debunked the myth that all women who use the birth control jab medroxyprogesterone acetate gain exvessive weight. READ MORE Mum's Prenatal Weight Gain Impacts Daughter's Obesity Risk Later A new study has revealed that mother's weight and the amount she gains during pregnancy both impact her daughter's risk of obesity decades later. READ MORE Weight Gain Limits for Obese Women During Pregnancy Revised Downwards The US Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council has recommended that obese women limit their weight gain to 11 to 20 pounds during pregnancy. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Donation - Recipients Iron Intake Calculator Drug - Food Interactions More News on: Height and Weight-KidsHow to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?