Snooker star Stephen Lee has revealed that, alongside his tournament commitments, he is also working hard to lose weight in an effort to improve his game.
The Wiltshire-born player, who recently finished as runner-up in this year's prestigious SAGA Insurance Masters event has explained that, while his sport is not about fitness, he is still trying to shift his excess weight in order to improve his concentration and general wellbeing.
"I'm trying to lose weight," Lee told the website Sportinglife.
"I stopped drinking at New Year and I've been in the gym. You've got to give it chance."
He added that, alongside regular exercise, he has stopped eating after 10pm and has cut back on the amount of alcohol he consumes.
Earlier this month, darts professional Andy Fordham revealed that suffering a stroke at a recent tournament led him to pursue a strict weight loss regime. The world champion has shed ten stone over the past year through a combination of exercise and substantially cutting back on his 25-pint a day lager habit.