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“GOING FROM HATING RUNNING TO FINDING IT THERAPEUTIC IS A MASSIVE TRANSFORMATION”

WHEN A LIFE-THREATENING OPERATION FORCED HIM TO ADDRESS HIS OBESITY, 33-YEAROLD DAVE SMITH TURNED TO THE SPORT HE HATED, AND RUNNING NOT ONLY HELPED HIM SHED THE WEIGHT – IT GAVE HIM A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

I hated being overweight,”explains Dave Smith, 33, a community worker from Glasgow. “It got to the point where I was weighing almost 21st. I was just huge – and hugely unhappy, too. I was so self-conscious, I wouldn’t look in the mirror and I avoided social occasions and nights out – I even missed family weddings and parties.”

But concerns over his weight didn’t just affect Dave’s social life. “I had very little energy and would take regular naps. I never felt happy in my own skin and in general I found it hard to smile.”

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