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HER Health Minute - Weight Gain After Marriage

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In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Health Minute", Michelle King Robson discusses a study that looked at the pattern of women's weight gain after marriage.

Michelle: I am Michelle King Robson – the Voice of Women’s Health, and this is HER Health Minute.

Some women may dream of a fairy tale wedding but new research shows the bride may not fit into her wedding dress just two years later. Researchers at Ohio State University studied 10,000 married men and women from 1986 to 2008 to determine weight gain following marriage.

While women gained more weight after a marriage, men gained weight after a divorce. One way to avoid that post-marriage muffin top and the potential health risks is to become active with your spouse.

Studies show that people who exercise with their partner are more likely to stick to their fitness plans.

This has been HER Health Minute. I am Michelle King Robson, the Voice of Women’s Health, and remember – change begins with you.

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Wish I could say I could still fit into my wedding dress two years after my special day, but 10 lbs heavier (mainly gained in the stomach, waist, and hips area) I am now a full size bigger thanks to eating out with my husband often and hitting the gym less!

February 24, 2012 - 3:42am
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