There are probably a lot of things you would do for the man you love, but researchers say that the best thing you can do right now is to take care of yourself. Apparently, how healthy you are affects how healthy your man is as well.

In a study involving 3,700 married and cohabiting couples in theirs 50s and 60s, a team of investigators led by University College of London epidemiologist Sarah Jackson found that
"approximately half of the smokers quit smoking when their partners did, two-thirds became physically more active, and one-third of the overweight women (but only one-quarter of the men) lost weight," proving that there might be some truth in the healthy partner hypothesis.

Thinking of starting a healthier lifestyle? You don't need to do a complete overhaul. Start by introducing new and healthy foods to the dinner table. Smoking? "Your own determination to quit can also help your partner make the same decision."

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