A newly released study confirms what many have long suspected...that marriage is bad for exercise.
The study, commissioned for the British Department of Health, found that single people were more likely to meet the minimum level of 150 minutes of physical activity per week recommended by British authorities than married couples.
Dr Len Almond, a visiting professor at St Mary's University College said: "Because married people are often older and have more responsibility for children and other factors, it could be these responsibilities which are curtailing their activity patterns."
According to The Telegraph:
"In total only 27 per cent of adults questioned met the exercise guidelines, with women 10 percentage points more likely than men to keep fit.
Of those who did less than the recommended amount of running, cycling, swimming or playing sports, 76 per cent of the men and 63 per cent of the women were married.