Researchers have discovered that people who go through divorce are less satisfied with their lives and have lower levels of activity as compared with those who are married or single. That's important to think about for those in Illinois who are preparing for a high asset divorce. Taking steps to preserve health can make a big difference in how you feel both during and after your divorce.
The team of researchers looking at health and marriage believe that one's partner can be a positive influence on their health habits. For example, if a spouse insists on eating healthy meals and avoiding processed foods, the other partner likely lives a healthier lifestyle simply be virtue of cohabiting with someone with a healthy diet. If divorce ends that living arrangement, it's all-too-easy to slip back into poor health habits.
There's also a flip side to this coin. Many spouses who've let their health and fitness slide over the years will embrace a divorce as a chance to live a healthier lifestyle. They might take a yoga class, hire a personal trainer, or embark on a new diet plan. That's where the term "revenge body" comes from!
The best way to avoid declining health after a high asset divorce is to understand the risks and take steps to mitigate them. That looks very different from one person to the next. All Illinois spouses, however, can benefit from taking a close look at their current health and finding areas where improvements can be made.