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Mutual Wellness

One of the best things you can do for your wife is to take care of your own health. Once you lose it, it’s extremely difficult to get it back.

One of my favorite activities to do with Alison is taking an evening walk. It’s generally a nice pace with Benedict in his stroller. We don’t do it often, but there’s something extremely relaxing about it. Not only are we connecting about our day and lives, we’re also helping each other care for our physical health.

As husbands, we have the responsibility to care for our family. One of the dimensions that we especially need to monitor is our family’s health. We should all strive to maintain each other’s health and wellness.

The great thing about marriage is that you have a partner for everything! Spouses should support each other in making healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Eating right. Dieting isn’t a temporary thing, it’s a daily thing. Enjoy everything in moderation. You and your wife can work together on eating right by limiting the meals that you eat out, planning fresh meals to cook at home, and avoiding over-indulgence.
  • Exercising together. Working out with your wife can be thrilling. Not only do you feel good from the physical act of exercising, you get the added mental benefit that you’re both taking care of yourselves. There’s nothing more loving or caring than encouraging each other to stay in good health.
  • Managing illness. Illness will happen in your marriage, especially later in life. You’re also your wife's partner in managing illness. When it happens, you’ll work together to manage it as best you can.

Our health is a precious gift. By working with your spouse, you can both ensure that you’ll have many more happy, healthy years together.
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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. Chet also dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. He dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.