Is Your Happy Relationship Making You Fat?

This is not what we expected…

It's well known that many people gain weight when they enter a long-term relationship – after all, when there's someone to share your Saturday night takeaway with, it suddenly doesn't seem so wrong.

However, we've never thought it was a particularly good sign, until now.

A study from the US National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that couples who gain weight together are actually happier, in general, than those who don't.   The researchers tracked 169 newly married couples for a period of four years, measuring the couples' weights and tracking their satisfaction with the marriage, as well as their general happiness.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Surprisingly, it was those who reported being in happy marriages who also gained weight, while the people who remained slim were more likely to split.

The team suggested that this could be because people in happy relationships feel more relaxed, and therefore let go of the pressure to find another mate, easing up on strict diets.   But the researchers are quick to point out that we shouldn't all be aiming to gain weight together – on the contrary, they recommend refocusing your weight-related efforts, as a couple, in order to preserve your long-term health.

As being overweight or obese is associated with many serious health conditions, if you really want to be happy and healthy together, staying a healthy weight is best. Nothing says 'I love you' like a salad, eh?

Via

What do you think?

Relationships
Share
7 Sex Positions Women Want to Scrub from the Face of the Earth
Sorry, but reverse cowgirl has got to go.
symptoms of HPV in women
Relationships
Share
Here's Everything You Need to Know About HPV If You're a Woman
Almost every woman who has sex will get HPV in her lifetime.
GIF
Relationships
Share
Elevate Your Porn: The 14 Best Sex Podcasts
No one needs to know what's coming through those headphones.
GIF
Relationships
Share
5 Sex Positions You Need to Try if Your Partner Is Smaller Than You
Because small packages don't necessarily mean small packages.
Relationships
Share
12 Fights You're Not Having But Should
You might just come out of these battles more in love.
Relationships
Share
Ask These 20 Questions to Get Closer to Your Partner
It's never too late to learn something new about each other.
Relationships
Share
Stop Everything: This Is Officially the Most Embarrassing Sex Story of All Time
Where do we go from here?
Relationships
Share
7 Ways Sleeping With Women Changed How I Have Sex With Men
I have way more respect for humping.
Relationships
Share
23 Movie Kisses So Hot They'll Make You Sweat
Is it hot in here or is it just Leonardo DiCaprio?
Relationships
Share
10 Crazy-Simple Things All Guys Want During Sex
It's not rocket science, but...