Sport is not just about athletic performance. At any level exercise can bring you better health both physically and mentally. It reduces the risk of almost every cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as being an important part of the treatment or diseases from cardiovascular to psychological disease such as depression. Not only that it improves outcomes for those that are recovering from disease such as cancer.
The assumption is often that because I perform at a high level in triathlon I must be a health nut who has a desire to eat nothing but bran, a saint abstaining from the bacon rolls and alcohol and anything that could be perceived to cause harm.
I can assure you however that I am no saint and I have had health rather thrust upon me by my desire to good at my sport. Triathlon has been a way to better health for me and I aim to share what I can.