Even though Granite Fitness is mainly about weight loss and fitness, we do talk about other health topics periodically. Today we are going to have a bit of fun with this one. The contents of this post has been covered in some women’s magazines and reported online as well. Needless to say, the research conducted only applies to heterosexual couples. Ok, let’s explore some ways your partner might be making you sick.
Firstly, your husband could be making you fat. This one is a bit of a no-brainer. If you’re single, there is some societal pressure on you to get a “good figure” and keep it that way so that you can attract a good man. Once you are married or in a de facto relationship, it’s “in the bag” and you can let yourself go. Whoa, don’t hate on me for saying this – I’m just echoing what is written in a women’s magazine. Interestingly, women from some countries do not have this issue, but…. let’s not go there.
The next point is that he can make you drink more. The American Sociological Association found that married women are influenced by their husbands’ drinking patterns. Apparently, they also found that women can drink more after marriage to keep up with their husband’s alcohol intake. Obviously, no woman should strive to marry an alcoholic, in my opinion at least.
Another way he can be hurting you is that arguments can prolong recovery time of physical injuries. This might be weird to us, but researchers say this is because arguments alter the hormone levels in your body, including those that determine how long it takes for your physical wounds to heal. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Speaking of hormones and how emotions can affect your physical body, a marriage that is full of arguments also carries a higher risk of heart disease.
The next one is something we don’t usually think about – his beard might give you a skin disease. Experts say that facial hair can trap germs more efficiently because it is coarser. That can subsequently make him sick. And of course, who does he share his bugs with? You!!!
If your husband snores loudly and often, it could ruin your sleep and hearing. One thing for sure is that once the snorer gets professional help, the quality of life of his partner drastically increases. Hmm, wouldn’t you get used to your partner’s snoring after a while? Maybe not if it is like a jackhammer.
I’ve saved the best one last. Some women are allergic to sex. Don’t laugh, it’s actually true. Fortunately, it is rare though. In scientific terms, these unfortunate women have a seminal protein allergy, which results in itching, burning and terrible pain when exposed to the proteins in their husbands’ semen. Apparently, 40,000 women in the United States have such a condition. The treatment is an injection of the protein until they build up a resistance, much like vaccination.
So there you have it – some interesting facts that I have dug up from the internet. And you know what they say – if it’s on the internet, it has to be true. Ps, “they” actually refers to “me”.
Mark is an all-rounded guy with dreams, aspirations, and a desire to be a better version of himself. Having conquered obesity, he set-up Granite Fitness to help regular people get in shape and stay healthy. As of 2023, Mark spends his days as a People and Culture Manager. He holds three science degrees, a Diploma of Christian counselling, a Diploma of Human Resources, and a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. Connect with Mark @ http://au.linkedin.com/in/marksptan