I’m Roger Kasper, a regional Press Officer for HMRC, based in London. My fitness journey started when my GP delivered me the news I’d been dreading. I’ve always considered myself a fit and healthy fella. I’m 54, slim build, have never smoked and keep myself on the go.
But the verdict from the doc was different – I faced a life on statins unless I could cut my cholesterol level. “You need to get active,” he told me, delivering the news that my cholesterol needed to fall from 7.5 to 5. Earlier in the year, I’d cut it from 8.5 after a brief period of ‘being good’ by axing the bacon sandwiches and cheese on toast lunches.