Happy Marriage， Happy Heart
Happily married people have lower blood pressure 1 unhappily married people or singles, a Brigham Young University study says.
On the other hand, even having a supportive social network did not translate into a blood pressure benefit for singles or unhappily 2 people1 , according to the study.
"There seem to be some unique health benefits from marriage. It's not just being married 3 benefits health - what's really the most protective of health is having a happy 4 " study author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a psychologist who specializes in relationships and health, said in a prepared statement.
The study included 204 married and 99 5 adults who wore portable blood-pressure monitors for 24 hours. The 6 recorded blood pressure at random intervals2 and provided a total of about 72 readings.
"We wanted to capture participants' blood pressure doing whatever they normally 7 in everyday life3. Getting one or two readings in a clinic is not really 8 of the fluctuations that occur throughout the day,"4 Holt-Lunstad said.
Overall, happily married people scored four points 9 on the blood pressure readings than single adults. The study also found that blood 10 among married people – especially those in happy marriages- 11 more during sleep than in single people.
"Research has shown that people whose blood pressure remains high throughout the night are at 12 greater risk of heart disease than people whose blood pressure drops," Holt-Lunstad said.
The study was published in the March 20 13 of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
The study also found that unhappily married adults have higher blood pressure than 14 happily married and single adults.
Holt-Lunstad noted that married couples can encourage healthy habits in one 15 such as eating a healthy diet and having regular doctor visits. People in happy marriages also have a source of emotional support, she said.
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1．On the other hand，even having a supportive social network did not translate into a blood pressure benefit for singles 0；unhappily married people：另一方面，对单身成人或者是婚姻不幸福的人来说，即使有着良好的社交圈也不会转化为有助于血压的益处。
2．at random intervals：间隔时间不固定
3．We wanted to capture participants’ blood pressure doing whatever they normally do in everyday life：我们希望捕捉实验对象在从事其日常生活中通常所做任何事情时的血压。
4．Getting one or two readings in a clinic is not really representative of the fluctuations that occur throughout the day：在诊室里获取一两个读数并不能真正代表一天之内发生的波动。
1. A from B to C than D by
2. A married B engaged C linked D loved
3. A which B that C this D what
4. A life B marriage C partner D spouse
5. A young B old C single D experienced
6. A monitors B doctors C nurses D researchers
7. A take B do C make D want
8. A supportive B active C representative D protective
9. A most B lower C higher D least
10. A pressure B speed C level D flow
11. A stopped B dropped C rose D ran
12. A more B some C much D any
13. A page B number C copy D issue
14. A nor B both C neither D either
15. A another B each C other D every
2．A上一句中已经出现了unhappily married people，所以在unhappily和people之间显然应选married一词。
4．B从前面出现过的happily married people可以得知，对健康最具保护作用的是拥有一个happy marriage。
15．A one another表示“相互”的意思。