Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.
When you see athletes like me win gold medals, you only see the finished product, you dont see the real effort that the likes of Ron have put into making that product. Without the Ron Roddans of this world, you would have no sport.
There was no money in the sport but we'd be out there day in, day out, rain or shine, doing it.
I know what it takes to get to the top.
Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete.
Obviously I was disappointed when it fell into disuse, because it was my own track named after me, but I am sure all those youngsters we lost will be coming back, and I certainly intend to be down here as much as I can, coaching and advising.
My first love is the sport, and it will always be my priority.
I think it's great that they are getting funding, but it's just too easy. They don't have to work for it. We did it because we had pride, because we loved it.
But I sometimes think we have too much of a fixation about 2012.
If you criticise something then you have to have an alternative, but we do have to try and improve things.
I think it is good for youngsters to see me at 45 still jogging around the track. If me being here gives them a boost then thats great.
I coach a few guys and they work very, very hard, but in our day we did it because we just loved it.
We have got to go out there and deliver, go on the streets and find athletes, improve facilities around the country and find coaches. We have got to go out there and search for a star.
The Stroke Association has produced leaflets that set out clearly the health risks associated with stroke that African-Caribbean people face.
I think the athletes respond well to me because I have been successful.
I have got better things to do in working with my athletes who I feel are going to be involved in 2012.
I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted.
I am a coach on the outside of the establishment and that works.
Robert Fox is real good! Enough said!
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