If you wait until the other person becomes too unhealthy before you start discussing their fitness, it may be too late.
For example, men may not pay that much attention to their appearance or fitness after marriage, but women tend to be more aware of how much they weigh or what they look like.
According to behavioral scientists, human behavior is "primarily motivated by a drive to survive." Women will usually partner with a man with the highest probability of passing their genes on to a new generation. However, men tend to choose mates based on physical beauty so physical beauty increases a woman’s odds of securing a mate. (Related: Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage and a Healthy Life.)
Behavioral scientists also posit that married men don't pay too much attention to their looks after marriage because women value a man's "ability to raise their social status and provide the resources needed to raise a family." This is one possible reason why wealthy men, who are often average-looking, are often in relationships with very attractive women.
When it comes to married life, fitness is still important. Per the latest statistics from the National Institutes of Health, at least two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Gaining weight is linked to severe health issues like diabetes and heart disease.
In a study, researchers Adena Galinsky and Linda Waite analyzed data from 732 married couples. The findings revealed that a person’s physical health could significantly impact marital satisfaction.
Husbands and wives who rated their personal health "poor" often gave a low rating to the quality of their marriage. Couples who rated their personal health "excellent" tend to rate their marital satisfaction high as well.
If one person has poor physical health, it can affect the individual and the marriage. For example, it can limit their ability to take part in physical activities with their spouse. It can also lower libido and sexual activity, which may also decline when an individual stops feeling comfortable with their body.
While marital satisfaction involves factors other than physical fitness and good health, for a lot of couples, these topics have to be discussed.
If you believe that physical fitness is something that you have to talk about in your relationship, consider these guidelines:
You can read more articles about natural ways to help your spouse get in shape and effectively lose weight at Slender.news.