Formerly obses Southam man to pens healthy living book - The Rugby Observer

Formerly obses Southam man to pens healthy living book

Rugby Editorial 29th May, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A BRUSH with death inspired a one-time obese Southam man to write a book on healthy living.

Phil Riley – who is chairman of Orion Media, owners of Free Radio – has penned The Life of Riley after turning his life around.

The 56-year-old former presenter was once a heavy drinker, smoker and tipped the scales at 20st.

Before and after: Phil in the year 2000 (left) and now (right).

And after a near fatal accident he knew things had to change.

Phil looked at improving his lifestyle and diet – resulting in a 6st weight loss and £150,000 donated to charity on the back of his long-distance bike rides.

He has shared his methods on how he stopped smoking, drinking and how to lose weight in his recently released book, which shot to the top of the diet and healthy eating category on Amazon before it was even released.

Phil said: “The average adult life expectancy in the UK is now 84.

“However, many people will not live to see their 80s at all because of poor lifestyle choices, and even for those that do a significant number will see well over a decade at the end of their lives spoiled by pain, immobility and disabling illness.

“The good news is you can change both how long you live and how well you live. This book explains how simple lifestyle changes can add significant, enjoyable extra years to your life.”

Visit to buy the book, costing £12.99 or £4.99 for the e-book.

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