Friday, March 06, 2009

Happy Marriage Can Increase Healthy Heart for Women

posted by Michele Olson
Heartbroken over a troubled marriage?
A new study shows it's not just in your mind. It could really be affecting your heart.Researchers at the University of Utah studied hundreds of couples and found that women under marital strain had an increased risk for heart disease, including high blood pressure and obesity. Leaving a troubled marriage doesn't seem to offer any relief for men or women -- the same study finds that divorce also raises the odds of heart disease. Instead, experts recommend counseling for couples in rocky relationships -to improve communication and give men & women the skills to cope with the stress.
Experts should also be recommending yearly marital check-ups and marriage education. Another great reason to work toward a healthy, satisfying marriage!
Read the story here.

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