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Can’t get my husband to workout

My husband and I both the same age, but we have very different priorities.

I get up every morning by 7:30 and spend at least an hour working out.

I start with an in-depth warmup to loosen my joints and muscles. I devote around thirty minutes to high intensity cardio, alternating between running, jumping rope, burpees and other types of jumps. I then switch to strength training, combining weight lifting with lunges, squats and push-ups. I make sure to complete a series of abdominal crunches, balance exercises and finish with stretching. I am conscientious about drinking lots of water and don’t drink pop, coffee or alcohol. I don’t smoke, take any prescription medication or eat meat, processed foods or fast foods. My husband often sleeps until eleven o’clock. When he gets up, he starts with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and sits in a chair on our porch for several hours. He eats very unhealthy foods, often having thick steaks with baked potato loaded with butter and sour cream. I can’t convince him to workout or even stretch his muscles. He often complains about sore knees, hips and backs. He’s been to a chiropractor and to a regular doctor, but suffers stiffness in his joints. I would really like to get him to live a much healthier lifestyle. I worry about his physical condition deteriorating as we grow older. I believe it is absolutely essential to take good care of yourself. I am determined to remain in good physical condition so that I continue my normal way of life. I don’t want to give up my favorite hobbies.

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