Stephen Richardson admits he ignored advice about diet and exercise.
Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod has been awarded an honorary degree by Plymouth Marjon University in recognition of his inspirational achievements.
The 35-year-old was seriously injured in Afghanistan and became the first triple amputee to survive the conflict.
He collected his Master of Sports Science honorary degree in a ceremony on the Plymouth campus.
The university says he has overcome tremendous challenges to work as an inspirational speaker, award-winning writer and peak performance coach.
He says his life has been anything but boring...