For most of my life, I had the idea that I was ‘healthy’ without having to try hard. I’ve always been sporty — I’m an ex-pro rugby player, actually. And I’d be in the gym three times a week or more. My diet was pretty normal, and I felt like I didn’t need to check up on anything.
Then over the years, my friends around me started having some health issues, and one even had a mild stroke. That was worrying, I didn’t want that to happen to me.
But I’ve always hated going to the GP. I live remotely in the West of England and commute to work in London, so finding the time to schedule an appointment is a nightmare. It makes it difficult for me to manage my health properly.