The Connection Between Weight Gain after a Divorce in VA

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 by Hofheimer Family Law

After divorce in Virginia, your life changes in many ways. You may have challenges in your finances, your emotions and your physical health. Weight changes are among the common health effects of divorce.

A recent study shows that both marriage and divorce can cause “weight shocks” that can lead to small weight gains. Researchers found that females tend to gain weight in the first 2 years of marriage while divorce is the weight gain time for men.

Women’s weight gain following marriage can be related to childbearing as well as to household responsibilities. Women tend to have a less predictable, more varied schedule than men do, which can keep them from getting into a regular workout routine.

The weight gain risk following divorce is slightly higher for men. Marriage tends to be beneficial to men’s health; after a divorce men lose that health benefit, and might pick up unhealthy lifestyle habits as they settle into single life.

Those who are getting a divorce in Virginia can recover from any weight changes by eating healthy and working some physical movement into their schedule. You might not be ready to take control of your weight in the stressful time immediately following divorce, but managing the health effects of divorce can be a part of your overall recovery plan.

Contacting a Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney for Women

The decision to file for divorce usually comes at the end of a long and painful journey. In addition to the emotional turmoil involved, there’s also a lot of fear and uncertainty about what the future holds. Concerns about children, mortgages, and even just paying the bills or buying groceries can easily become overwhelming.

A Virginia divorce attorney at Hofheimer Family Law Firm can examine the specifics of your case to help you decide how much support to ask for, what child custody arrangement will work best for you and your children, and how to fairly divide your marital assets. Request a FREE copy of our divorce book for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.