I have been concerned about my father's health for as long as I can remember. Let me start off by saying that he is currently 53 years old. He is overweight, has high blood pressure (which he has to take lots of medication for), bad cholesterol, and he gets stressed out over the smallest things. He is what I call an "on and off" smoker. He started smoking when he was a teenager and finally quit around his 30s only to pick the habit up again a few years later. Once again, he decided to quit and eventually he ended up smoking AGAIN. This pattern has gone on for quite some time now. He also is known to smoke cigars. The only exercise that he ever really gets is when he is at work where he has to do a lot of walking around. His diet is most definitely not the healthiest. He has a problem with over-using mayonnaise and butter, and he eats LOTS of beef. The only good things that he ever eats is garlic and vegetables. So here's my question: How do I let him know nicely that I would like for him to get in shape and clean up his diet? I have this great fear that he is going to die soon of a heart attack or some other health problem. He was adopted and we know nothing about his real parents, so I have no clue of what health problems his family has.