Speaking for himself, Mortimer went on to say that although he has just about managed to curb his cravings for fatty foods, the motivation to exercise remains a “struggle”.
He added: “I’m better than I was, but I get so bored with things. I got an exercise bike and that lasted about four months, but then I lost the will to live.
“At this moment I’m in a phase where my wife and I go rambling every day.”
Although bypass surgery will give individuals back their quality of life, relieving them from chest pain, in order to remain fit and healthy drastic lifestyle changes will be needed.