Could married people struggle to lose weight more than singles?
Married people may be less likely to lose weight than their single counterparts because they do not do as much exercise on average.
This is according to a new study done at Loughborough University for the Department of Health, which found that spouses often do not get the 150 minutes of physical activity a week that is recommended by the government.
Among the people who admitted they do not make it to the gym or out for a run as often as they should, nearly two-thirds of the men and 63 per cent of the women were married.
Dr Len Almond suggested this could be down to them having more responsibilities such as children to look after, but recommended trying to fit some exercise in at the end of the week when things may be less hectic.
"Weekends are a golden opportunity to take the family out – especially for married families – and enjoy a natural environment, which has also been shown to have additional benefits," he commented.
Professor John Lowe from the University of the Sunshine Coast recently said in a piece for the Warwick Daily News that physical activity needs to be scheduled weekly if people are to stick to it.
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