Study: Marriage can impact walking speed, grip strength


Being married makes you walk faster and gives you the ability to hold on tighter.

That’s according to new research published in the journal, “PLOS One.”

Previous studies have shown that married people tend to be healthier, but not much was understood about how physical health factored into that.

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So, for this study, researchers focused on two things: Walking speed and grip strength.

Men and women in their first marriage walked faster than those who were not married.

When it came to grip strength, the difference was only noticeable in men.

Men who were in their first marriage or had remarried have stronger grips than their single counterparts.

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