Clare Balding walks her way to fitness

Clare Balding says she feels so much healthier with her new lifestyle

Clare Balding says she feels so much healthier with her new lifestyle JOHN SWANNELL/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Clare, 42, tells Good Housekeeping: “The main thing is I walk like crazy.I walk the dog every day for an hour in the morning and 40 minutes in the evening. I walk at 4mph, which is pretty quick. I also play golf and go to the gym occasionally with Alice Arnold (her civil partner) but not often as I’m not a member.”She says it hasn’t been easy and it was her mum who spurred her into action. “I do lots of special sit-ups, too, which my sister-in-law showed me,” says Clare. “They really hurt.
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Clare revealed all the secrets about her weight loss in an interview with Good Housekeeping JOHN SWANNELL/GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

I wasn’t feeling great last summer and I thought it would be a good time to start eating more salads, fruits and rice cakes

Clare Balding

“I’d got a bit lazy about it exercise and then my mother said something.That always wakes you up a bit. She is very pleased with me now, though!“I wasn’t feeling great last summer and I thought it would be a good time to start eating more salads, fruits and rice cakes.”“I’m not obsessed about losing weight but I feel so much healthier,” she says. “People keep saying, ‘you look so healthy’, which is code for ‘you’ve lost weight’.

“Everyone is on a warning to tell me when I start looking gaunt though, because you can overdo it.”

The full interview appears in the January issue of Good Housekeeping on sale Thursday December 5.

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The sports presenter had a fuller figure earlier this year GETTY



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