Urge your spouse to get a checkup — a doctor’s word will carry more weight than yours. Have her ask the doctor what exercises are appropriate for her age, weight and fitness level.
Reiterate your concerns if your spouse is reluctant. Say that you want to live a long life together and exercise can help tremendously in keeping him healthy and fit.
Make It Fun
Schedule exercise dates with your spouse. Meet her at the park for a 1-mile jog or take a brisk walk after dinner together. Let her choose the activities whenever possible so she feels in control.