James Martin’s stint of ill health led to “a few operations”. The 48-year-old left Saturday Kitchen in 2016 and two years later revealed: “I wasn’t very well…I had a few operations. And I wasn’t too good.
“So I made a decision to look at the way I lived my life.”
And the now Saturday Morning with James Martin presenter has also battled with his weight.
He continued: “I’ve lost a stone and a half but that loss is gradually starting to disappear.
“I’m getting older. I’ve now got glasses. Things are dropping off and things are not working right.”
If, like Martin, you’re looking to put your health first, the NHS offers advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.
One of the best ways to stay in good health is to exercise. The health body says adults should do some type of physical activity every day.
You should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week.
This should also be coupled with strengthening activities that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on at least two days a week.
“Most people in the UK eat and drink too many calories, too much saturated fat, sugar and salt, and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish or fibre.”
Getting enough sleep is also important for optimum health.
Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It can also shorten your life expectancy.
Other ways to stay healthy include reducing your alcohol intake, quitting smoking, keeping to a healthy weight and looking after your mental wellbeing.