Chandra’s story: “Walking football has positive effects, not just on my health but my social life too!”
Thinking back to 2016, Chandra recalls: “My health was good but my weight was averaging 92-93 kilos, and my GP had diagnosed me as pre-diabetic.” His doctor recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week and Walking Football is at the heart of his new regime.
Chandra says “I have managed to reduce my weight to 86kg and this has pleased everyone!” He also loves the social life that come with it: “We are all trying to improve our lives in one way or another and walking football has positive effects on my social life too. The sense of camaraderie is just great and I love talking with the others about everything from sports to politics!”
There’s rarely a session when Chandra doesn’t score a goal or even a hat-trick. He also uses his great spreadsheet skills to run the Championship Table Prediction Competition for the group which is a great source of banter, and we hear the others are very keen on his wife’s samosas!