Growing old together in a happy marriage makes couples stronger…quite literally, a new study has shown.
Men and women over 60 were found to be more physically capable than their unmarried, widowed or cohabiting peers, according to University College London.
On average, British men who were in their first marriage had a 0.73 kg stronger grip than men who were widowed or never married respectively.
In England married men walked 3.1 inches (8 cm) per second faster than widowers and 4.3 inches (11 cm) faster than singletons, a sign of good health. Married women also walked up to 3.1 inches quicker than singles.
“We know from previous research that married people live longer and report better physical…