Carolyn Hax: Getting a reluctant spouse to exercise, lose weight

Compact exercise aids that work for dorm room workouts

There seems to be a sort of hurdle she cant get over to begin helping herself. I know she reads your column and respects your advice. I find her as beautiful as the day we met years ago, but I am so worried she is killing herself with inactivity and food. Worried This is the answer no one wants to hear, but your wife has chosen this path, and you cannot force her off it, even when you have reason to believe its hurtling her toward a premature death. There are things you can try, of course, and it sounds as if youve tried them all, for all the right reasons promoting exercise-related couple time and eating better together are the two best, for sure. Yet even they take you no further than the line where it becomes her choice. The best (and of course worst) thing I can advise is to accept that this is her path, and to find whatever way possible to enjoy your time with her as-is.
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