How To Stay Young Like Celebrities

‘I’m anti vitamins and things like that unless you have a vitamin deficiency. I think if you eat properly, you’re going to get the right vitamins and stuff. And I think exercise helps – I think it helps my immune system and it stops me getting ill so often.’

‘Oh my God it’s so hard to get back into it. After I had my kids, I was very lucky because I had enough money to pay PTs Jackie and Mark [Wren] to come to my house. I didn’t have the motivation to go to a gym or do anything. That’s when I thought, “I’ve got to get this to other people. If I feel like this, other people feel like this, but they can’t afford Jackie and Mark so I’m going to make a workout DVD and bring my trainers to your living room.”

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‘There’s that big fear of “I can’t do this in front of other people. Everyone else is fit and I’m not. Where do I start?” You start at home, and start small and you set yourself tiny goals, weekly goals. You don’t have to work out for an hour – 10 minutes is a good place to start, but you’ll need to do that every day. Then you can build up to 20-25 minutes, then 30 minutes and maybe try to do an hour at the weekend. Start off saying you’ll do three workouts this week, then try to keep going for four weeks. Treat yourself after that with a meal out, a new top or whatever. Be nice to yourself.’

‘Phase two would be to sign up to a gym, but don’t just go on the exercise machines it’s sort of a waste of time unless you have a PT or know what you’re doing you won’t get a proper workout. So if you can’t afford a PT, do a class – they’re so much fun and there’s such an amazing array of classes out there, so if you don’t like one gym, go somewhere else. And if you more experienced worker ouferers see someone looking nervous in a class, please talk to them – you don’t know how they’re feeling – if can be really emotionally intense in there…’

‘It’s called Davina: Power Box & Tone. I met Sarah in Kent – she used to live in LA – and made her mine and she has brought years of experience to this DVD. It focuses on lots of different types of boxing-style movements to work on your strength and tone. Workouts come in blocks, so you can do a full class or just a section, depending on how much time you have. It’s for all levels, and you can build up how much you do over time. We’re sooo excited about it!’

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‘Hoist your puppies up! There’s a massive temptation for women in their 30s and 40s to just let those bra straps slightly go and there’s nothing more ageing than having your boobs down round your mid-chest area. So shorten your bra straps a little and it does make a big difference.’

‘Never, ever, ever make a noise when you’re bending over – not even a small groan – that’s just the worst thing you can possibly do!’

‘Work on your flexibility – it’s very youthful. Being able to reach up and bend down and keeping your joints mobilised and flexible is so important.’
Life’s hectic these days, and it’s taking a toll on our mental health. So perhaps that’s why more and more people are turning to calming practices to counteract the daily pressures they face. According to recent research by Bupa Global, demand for holistic therapies is up by a third from two years ago; and meditation is now the UK’s favourite form of wellbeing therapy, with over a quarter of adults saying they ve tried it as a way to improve their mental wellbeing in the past five years. Make sure you regularly schedule in time to give your mind a rest…

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