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How To Live a Healthy Married Life

Healthy Married Life

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How To Live a Healthy Married Life


Marriage is successful when both people put in the necessary effort to build a lasting relationship.

The individual health of each member of a married couple will have a marital impact. In order for you both to live the best possible healthy married life, the two of you will need to prioritize your individual health.

After getting married, a busier daily schedule soon follows. It can become easy to prioritize other aspects of life other than your health. Additionally, it is possible that making the necessary changes to improve your well-being can feel like a daunting task. However, by making just a few changes to your daily routine, you can be one step closer to achieving a healthier lifestyle together.


Exercise Regularly


There are countless benefits to incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine. Not only will it benefit your physique and endurance, but it also has a positive impact on your mental health. Regular exercise can help reduce negative moods, depression, and anxiety because when the body is physically active, it produces more endorphins. This doesn’t mean that exercise can fix all personal or marital problems, but it is a stepping stone to creating a stronger bond with your partner. Finding time to work out together can help create disciplines that will be translated into your marriage, such as encouragement and goal setting. 


Time may be a concern.


There are several options when it comes to working out such as purchasing a gym membership, finding a fitness group, or working out at home. Opting to work out at home can help alleviate the stress of finding time within your and your spouse’s schedule, while also serving as a new opportunity to build on your relationship as a healthy and motivated couple. The opportunity to create a space unique to each of your goals and preferences that’s core purpose is to improve yourselves together can be of great value to you and your spouse’s long-term physical health. Consider looking into how to get a home equity loan to help fund this project. Not only will the addition of your at-home gym add value to your home but it will provide you and your spouse with a bonding experience throughout the design process.


Follow a Nutritious Diet


A good diet with proper nutritional intake helps support higher serotonin levels and an overall feeling of wellness. Following a healthy diet can be time-consuming and feel impossible with outside stressors, such as work or children. Consider taking on this challenge with your spouse as a team rather than by yourself. By having your significant other also take on this initiative in the relationship the two of you will be able to understand what one another is enduring. Quality time is an important aspect of a successful marriage. One idea of how to do this, and still get the chores taken care of is to grocery shop together.

Marriage can often result in a busier lifestyle resulting in you and your spouse resorting to more eating out. Eating out several times a week can deteriorate your physical and mental health.  Working on meal prep is an easy way to ensure you and your spouse are intaking the necessary nutrition. Setting aside time over the weekend can help.


Practice Self-Care


The status of your mental health will play a key role in how you’re able to handle various situations. Your marriage will be more successful the more emotionally balanced you are. Practicing self-care within your relationship will result in a greater connection. Providing yourself with some “me” time throughout the day allows you to have the opportunity to work through any issues. During this time, choose a relaxing activity such as listening to your favorite music, partaking in a yoga class, or practicing your breathing techniques. Doing so will eliminate the opportunity of spreading any negative emotions you’ve endured throughout the day onto your marriage. 


Human beings are not meant to be isolated. Consequently, finding the right people to surround yourself with is also a great form of self-care. The people we surround ourselves with have an impact on our thoughts and actions. Making the choice to be around positive will create more happiness for you and your spouse. Practicing self-care will not only help your mental health. It will also help the marriage.


Overall, it can be easy to forget about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle after getting married. The health of you and your spouse plays an intricate role in the success of your marriage. Consider implementing exercise, nutrition, and self-care into your daily routine to help the longevity of your relationship. 


For More Tips on A Healthy Married Life
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Henry & Elise Ho (December, 2021)
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Henry & Elise Ho, 1989

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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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22 thoughts on “How To Live a Healthy Married Life”

  1. Amazing post! My husband and I are approaching 2 years married and I can’t stress this enough. Especially your own self-care. Can I also just add the importance of communication?

  2. YES! Love these tips! My husband and I were just talking about how we want to prioritize our health in the coming months!

  3. Exercise is key! Days that I sit behind a computer screen day are not great days physically or emotionally for me. Even if it’s just a 30 minute walk – it’s important to keep MOVING!

  4. Self-care and taking time for yourself are both so important. Of course, marriage is a partnership, but each partner has to be at their best. You can’t do that if you don’t take care of yourself.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.