That old adage, ‘double the trouble or twice the determination’ is especially true for couples and their health.
If you are packing some extra padding from an unhealthy lifestyle, science suggests your partner probably is too. One study showed that if your partner is overweight you are 37 per cent more likely to be as well.
Being overweight can not only affect your overall lifestyle, but your chances of heart attack, stroke, some cancers and other health risks are increased with every extra kilo you carry.
So what happens when you and your spouse share a struggle with weight? Well you could follow the lead of these once unhealthy pairs who chose to tackle weight loss together.
Lauren and Justin Shelton lost 244 kilos in 19-months.