Two-for-One Special!

Spring 2008 CSANews Issue 66  |  Posted date : May 24, 2008.Back to list

A study involving 3,000 married couples found that when one spouse made a healthy lifestyle change, the other was substantially more likely to do the same.
 
Spouses were five times more likely to quit smoking or get a flu shot, 50% more likely to start exercising and 80% more likely to monitor their cholesterol intake.

No gender bias was found in this study. Husbands' and wives' healthy attitudes benefited their partners' attitudes equally.