I can’t get my husband to participate in any type of physical activities.
I offered to sign us up for a group fitness class at the local gym, and he refused. I’ve wanted to play tennis on the weekends, but he’s not interested. I looked up a really great hike through the local woods, with some spectacular views, but he didn’t want to do it. I can’t get him to even go for a swim with me on hot days. Since my husband retired from his job, he’s put on some extra weight. He’s started to complain about aching joints and pain in his lower back. He says that it’s all part of aging. He and I are the same age, but I don’t have any of these problems. I workout for at least an hour every single day. I make sure to increase my heart rate, work up a good sweat and exert myself. I’m also very careful about what I eat. While my husband typically has a steak and a baked potato smothered in butter and sour cream for dinner, I usually eat a salad with either grilled salmon or skinless chicken. He drinks countless cups of coffee during the day, and I drink green tea. I go for bike rides, long runs and like to take my kayak out on the lake. I’ve tried to convince my husband that he should at least stretch his muscles for a few minutes every morning. I know that some exercise and stretching would make a huge improvement in his energy levels and overall health. He could definitely slow down the aging process.