September 24, 2007
Health Tip: The Benefits of Tying the Knot
How marriage affects physical and mental health
(HealthDay News) -- Marriage offers real benefits to a person's mental and physical health, research has found.
Here are some examples, courtesy of Hope College:
- Better general health than non-married people, and fewer illnesses.
- Lower incidence of alcoholism.
- Lower rate of suicide.
- Fewer average time spent in hospitals than non-married people, and faster rates of recovery.
- Stronger immune system.
- Less risk of depression, and reduced stress and anxiety.