Going downhill slowly
Like to so many of us, I was succumbing to 20th century lifestyle diseases as I approached my first half-century. Physical inactivity, born of intense, long hours behind a desk, was, I believe, the single biggest culprit contributing to my increasing waistline, rising blood pressure and persistent feeling of fatigue after lengthy work days. In fact, it was this post-work fatigue that conspired to prevent me from becoming more active in my limited spare time. Added to this was my desire to maximise time with my family. In my case, having been responsible for two batches of kids, I should add that 34 years of my life will be spent being responsible for children under the age of 18!
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