Jeremy Clarkson is known for his rebellious spirit on motoring shows Top Gear and most recently The Grand Tour. Likewise, in his weekly columns for The Sun, Jeremy refuses to bow to public opinions that he disagrees with. One area where his intransigence may have backfired is his health, however.
The star revealed earlier in the year that his excesses threatened his health.
The star, who had just turned 60, took the opportunity to take stock of his lifestyle at a critical juncture.
Writing in his weekly column, he said: “Today, it’s Super Saturday and I was very much looking forward to going to the pub for seven hundred beers.
“But a doctor has just told me the pain in my neck is being caused by a blocked saliva duct and that to cure it, I must drink no alcohol of any kind. Spiffing.”
One of the more common causes of a blocked salivary duct is a salivary gland stone.
According to the NHS, salivary gland stones are small stones that form in salivary glands in your mouth and can block the flow of saliva.
“They’re not usually serious and you may be able to remove them yourself,” says the health body.
General tips for staying healthy
Maintaining a healthy weight provides a multitude of health benefits, not least acting as a buffer against chronic disease.
The best way to treat obesity is to eat a healthy reduced-calorie diet and exercise regularly.
According to the NHS, you should:
- Eat a balanced calorie-controlled diet as recommended by a GP or weight loss management health professional (such as a dietitian)
- Join a local weight loss group
- take up activities such as fast walking, jogging, swimming or tennis for 150 to 300 minutes (2.5 to five hours) a week
- Eat slowly and avoid situations where you know you could be tempted to overeat.
“You may also benefit from receiving psychological support from a trained healthcare professional to help change the way you think about food and eating,” explains the health body.
It adds: “If lifestyle changes alone do not help you lose weight, a medicine called orlistat may be recommended.”
Published at Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000