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Are you thinking about making a healthy change in your life, such as quitting smoking, getting more physical activity, or losing weight? Getting your significant other to make the change with you can help you to be more successful, according to scientific research.
A study looked at data from almost 4,000 couples age 50 or older who were married or living together. It found that both men and women were more likely to make healthy changes if their partner made a change as well.
Making healthy choices can lower your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other diseases.
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