A new study shows that if you have a happy spouse it can improve your health and make you live longer. This study was made on 2,000 heterosexual married couples that had ages from 50 to 94. Although it may sound like a joke, this study was conducted by real scientists, and the results make it clear that happiness is directly linked to a joyful spouse.
The researched showed that if you are the happy one you still benefit from a healthy life and make your soul mate a happier and healthier person too. This test was conducted for six years in order to provide real results. The researchers asked the couples about their health, happiness, and rate of exercising.
People who had a happier partner reported that they had better health during the study. The interesting thing is that the other person, ”the happy one,” is as healthy as the other.
The researchers mentioned that they found a link between happiness and health that is indestructible. Although they found this link, they could not provide a cause and effect link as well.
The assistant professor at Michigan State University, William Chopik said that happy partners can provide social and moral support and they are better at taking care of others. They are also better at making their loved one take on more healthy habits and stop having bad ones like smoking.
If they are optimists, your loved one can make everything seem easier because they don’t put that much pressure on you and have better understanding when it comes to problems.
“Simply knowing that one’s partner is satisfied with his or her individual circumstances may temper a person’s need to seek self-destructive outlets,” Chopik said.
On the other hand, if you have a negative, sad and anxious husband or wife it can make you become like him or her. Negative influence is easier to follow than the positive one.
The study also showed that if the loved one is sick or has a financial problem it affects the other person too because they are connected.
Do you think that your loved one has such a big influence in your life, too?
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