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Change is good--for you and your partner

A Duke University study published in Feb just caught my eye: Researchers found that when one spouse makes a healthy change, it strongly influences a positive change in his or her partner. They specifically looked at changes in smoking, drinking, exercising, cholesterol screening, and obtaining a flu shot, and "consistently [found] that when one spouse improves his or her behavior, the other spouse is likely to do so as well. This is found across all the behaviors analyzed, and persists despite controlling for many other factors." Interesting! So what about my recent determination to take up running three times a week? Well, just yesterday my husband got out on the tennis court after a long hiatus ...

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