Nearly two-thirds of Americans live with an overweight partner, according to Encouraging your partner to change his or her lifestyle habits and lose weight can be a touchy subject—but it can help reduce your loved ones risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. offers eight tips for helping your partner shed pounds and adopt a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Some examples:

-Take walks together. It’s good for your heart and a romantic way to spend time together after a long day.

-Make healthier versions of his or her favorite dishes. Try substituting a healthy ingredient for every unhealthy one. Steam, bake or broil foods instead of frying them.

-Be a healthy role model. Inspire your partner to take on a healthy lifestyle by feeling energetic and sexy yourself.

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