A story about nothing
Here is a “story” that appeared on MSNBC that would make David Brinkley roll over in his grave because it lacks newsworthiness.
I worked with David Brinkley on a project one time in Tampa Florida. A woman who worked for me graduated from Vanderbilt as did Brinkley. She was a young lady and was having issues with her boyfriend. She asked Mr. Brinkley for advice and he shared a story about his first wife who left him for a dentist. “She left me for a dentist,” and he laughed heartily!
Anyway, this story implies that being single might be better for your health than being married because marriage makes one too comfortable.
Not in my case. I used to walk with my wife 3.5 miles a day. I used to run 5 miles, and then I had health issues and settled for walking. One day, she started jogging and was 1500 meters ahead of me. That sparked competitive juices. I tried to keep up and couldn’t, though there is spot in the trail where I can cut through the woods on short cut and end up ahead of her.
It makes me feel better even though I cheated on wife.
“Marriage may be bad for your physical fitness
Men and women who get hitched have a dip in cardiovascular fitness, study finds
People who stay single, or become single again by divorce, may be somewhat more physically fit than those in wedded bliss, a new study suggests.
The research, which followed nearly 8,900 adults over several years, found that both men and women who got married during that time tended to experience a dip in cardiovascular fitness, as measured by treadmill tests.
In contrast, men who got divorced during the study saw a modest increase in their fitness levels.
The findings, reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology, do not prove that a change in marital status directly causes the change in fitness — for better or worse.””