How to bring it up
It’s almost a blow below the belt, but it works every time. Inquire about your partner’s family history. Surely a father, grandfather, uncle or cousin struggled with cholesterol problems, heart disease or diabetes. Your partner can’t argue when you say, “I’m worried about the way you eat, and your lack of physical activity, because heart disease runs in your family.” If that fails, say that you want to get in shape, and you won’t be able to do it without a partner.