“In sickness and in HEALTH”
By: Alicia Moore
Traditionally your wedding vows will include the words, “In sickness and in health”. Vows that couples make to each other to bind them to each other’s mental and physical well-being of your partner for the rest of your lives together. Here are some ways to maximize the way you and your partner will live life together by learning more about each other’s health.
To start off on the right foot you and your partner should start with discussing your personal medical history. This is important because if your partner ever gets sick or is allergic to any types of food you need to know either how to inject them with their medicine correctly or the type of medicines they are taking if they end up in the hospital. A great way to keep track of this information is to always have it in your phone and make sure to keep it up to date. Also going through each other’s family history of any health conditions that you need to be aware of if you both consider having children one day. Make sure after you gather all information you both go see a physician you trust that will guide both of you towards a healthy lifestyle together.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
After figuring out your medical history and knowing what you each need to keep in mind with your partners health, both of you can move on to how to keep your lifestyles healthy within your household. Your health is going to be affected more with your daily diet and exercise habits. To support a healthy life for each other make improvements wherever you see possible. Decide on healthy foods to keep in the house and try out new recipes. While we know it is hard to exercise together so a lot of couples have their own time, try to find an activity that you both can do together so you can stay healthy and spend time together.
While working on your physical health, make sure that you also keep track of your spouse’s mental health. A bad mental health can cause issues with physical health and even the relationship itself. Many people will try to hide their symptoms of their feelings so if you are ever concerned about how your partners mental health, discuss it with them and work towards a positive method to get help. In order to be fully committed to having the best marriage you must make sure that you work on having it. Having a stressful marriage can easily bring down your health, so instead of fighting with each other you should fight to have the best marriage possible. Fight for that intimacy and connection with each other so that you have the best chance for a long, happy and healthy life together.