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What about health? Do you think it affects your health?
Amy: Yes, it would affect your health. Like high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart, you could have heart disease.
Lisa: Yes. It’s like my dad, he’s got, you know, diabetes, but the type 2 one, not where you have to, and he’s got high blood pressure, yes. But that’s like, he’s a lorry driver, yeah, so he sits, he starts work at like 12 and he finishes at like 12, 1. He’s sitting down all day.
Lisa: It’s so bad. And I get so, I do get so worried about him. He’s like, he is obese, yes, but he’s not like massive. You probably wouldn’t think he was, but his like, you know, like BMI is over that. And I just think, “Oh, my God.” And I just think, “One of thes…” I know it sounds really horrible, but I just think, “One of these days, he’s going to have a heart attack and collapse or something.” Because he’s like, he’s quite bad though. But he does try like, since he’s been to the doctor’s and that he’s like, he has swapped it around and that. Like, he’s, you can tell he’s lost weight, but then sometimes you just think, “Oh, no, you’ve put it all back on.” It’s like he has salad every day for his lunch, like puts it in a lunchbox, brings it to work with him and he has that every day. But then when it comes to the weekend, he’ll like drink a few beers and then like get a pizza, or for dinner he’ll have like chips and sausages. And it’s just like, “What’s the point in that?” You’ve got to balance it out, ain’t you?
Amy: And my uncle had a heart attack last year and he, like he always suffered with high blood pressure. So I think that was something to do with it. But now he’s like, after that he’s like changed his diet, his routine and everything. Because he was like a car mechanic. But like, he’s like lost loads of weight now. But I think he’s like, he’s like normal, he’s like on a good diet now.