That old adage, "Double the trouble or twice the determination" is especially true for couples and their health.
If you are packing some extra padding from an unhealthy lifestyle, chances are your partner is too. One study showed that if your partner is overweight you are 37 percent more likely to be also.
Being obese will not only affect your overall lifestyle, but your chances of heart attack, stroke, some cancers and other health risks are increased with every extra pound you carry.
So what happens when you and your spouse share a struggle with weight? Well, you could follow the lead of these once obese or unhealthy pairs who chose to tackle weight loss together.
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Lauren and Justin Shelton lost a combined 538 pounds in 19 months.