Improving My Dad's Health
What's up everyone,
I just wanted to post about something to see if anyone has had a similar experience in their lives and if anyone could offer any advice to me.
My dad is out of shape. Not terribly out of shape but not in good shape either, he has the typical "dad-bod" that many middle-aged men have with the beer gut and so on. He's in his late 50's and has never been an athletic person, was more of a band geek than a football player and more interested in intellectual pursuits than physical ones. He loves steak and bourbon and doesn't take great care of himself. I never really thought much of his health until recently (he's never had any major health issues) but I'm now in my penultimate semester of college and I've been starting to think more about the future and it's had me thinking more and more about my dad's health. He's the smartest person I've ever met, a complete wealth of knowledge and the one who got me interested in economics and finance. I will be home this summer in NYC with him and want to dedicate a lot of effort to get him in better shape, the problem is I just don't know exactly where to start. He's a banker and under a mountain of stress constantly and seems to never have time to exercise or eat particularly well and its hard to break a lot of the not-so-great habits that he has developed over his lifetime. His dad (my grandfather) died when he was 75, and I never really got to know him and it scares me to think that my dad might end up the same way.
I'm not expecting an exercise regimen or diet plan per se, but I'd love to hear from anyone else who has dealt with a similar issue and how you dealt with creating a lifestyle change for someone who doesn't have a ton of intrinsic motivation to make the change themselves. Thank everyone.