You can encourage your partner not only in dieting but also in remaining fit.
The researchers have found that if you are interested in more exercising, your spouse also get encouraged and start following your footstep.
Previous studies have suggested that married individuals are more likely to get influenced by each other’s dieting behavior. Similarly, the spouses are also expected to follow each other when it comes to working out.
The study was conducted by the researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.
According to the researchers, there is a possibility of 40 to 70 percent more likely for the spouse to start regular exercising if the partner takes the leap first.
The US Department of Health and Human Services strongly recommends people to engage in 75 minutes of intense exercise every week or moderate-intensity of aerobic activity for at least 150 minutes every week.
For the study, the researchers examined the medical records of 3,261 couples between 1987 and 1989. The researchers also recorded their levels of physical activity.
The participating couples had two medical visits during the mentioned period that were nearly six years apart. It was uncovered that 40 percent of husbands and 33 percent of wives succeeded in meeting the minimum recommendations of physical activity.
On the second visit, the husbands were found 70 percent more likely to fulfill the recommended guidelines if their wives had met the suggestions on the first visit.
The wife was found 40 percent more likely to meet the standards on the second visit if her husband had succeeded on the first visit.
A 2012 report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows fewer than half of adult Americans successfully meet these minimal guidelines.
The findings of the study were presented at the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions. The event was organized by the American Heart Association.