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Two to Tango: Couples Have Better Chance of Getting in Shape if They Work Together

The LA Times reports that a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that working together with one’s spouse greatly increases the odds of the other spouse losing weight, quitting smoking or sticking to an exercise regimen. Based on the experiences of 3,722 couples, one spouse losing weight increased the other’s odds of weight loss threefold. Additionally, people were five times more likely to start exercising if their spouse started exercising as well, and having one spouse quit smoking yielded an 11-fold increase in the chances of the other spouse quitting as well.

Read the article published in the LA Times.

Read the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.