Divorce is good for man`s health

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 10:18 AM IST

London: Getting a divorce may actually boost man`s health, claims a study.

Women who divorce are likely to become less fit, a daily reported citing experts.

The latest findings suggest divorced single men pay more attention to their bodies to try to win a new mate.

Although the divorce rate in England and Wales is currently at its lowest for 29 years, it is the highest in Europe: 11.5 percent get divorce per 1,000 couple.

The latest study of 9,000 men and women was conducted by scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm over eight years.

The researchers said: "There was a significant increase in fitness in men who divorced but a tendency towards a decrease in women who divorced.

"Single men have the pressure of keeping fit to increase their attractiveness and find a partner."

IANS