If you're looking for the key to success in getting healthy or quitting smoking, it may be time to get your spouse involved.
A new study from the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal�found that having your spouse or partner join your efforts in a major lifestyle change will more than double your chance at success. Researchers at the University College London found this was true for both men and women and at any age. Researchers looked at data from nearly 4,000 married and cohabitating couples. They looked at areas like smoking, physical activity and obesity.�
For people who wanted to quit smoking, they saw a huge success rate when their partners joined them. The study shows men were 48% percent successful at quitting smoking when their partner joined, compared to the 8% who tried to do it on their own. Women were slightly more successful, with 50% quitting smoking with a spouse, compared to only 8% who succeeded on their own.�