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Emmerdale Star Paige Sandhu in Workout Gear Says "My Body is Good"

"I’m excited to see the continued improvements and the feeling of taking care of myself..."

Paige Sandhu is getting into shape! In a new social media post the Emmerdale star wows her followers, showing off her incredibly slimmed down figure. "I'm really, really enjoying this coaching programme with @lh_training that I've been doing for the past 2 months. I've honestly been surprised with how good and detailed online coaching could be. I went into this process expecting to maybe get stronger & fitter but I definitely didn't realise how much better my sleep would be, my energy levels would be and the feeling of accomplishment I have. Yay! I'm excited to see the continued improvements and the feeling of taking care of myself and my body is damn damn good. I've been wanting to have support with my workout journey because honestly I'm clueless! And the constant support with Lloyd is my absolute favourite part of this process," she captioned the post. "You look absolutely amazing," one of her followers commented. "It's definitely paying off. You look terrific," added another. How does the star approach health and wellness? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


She Battled Anxiety


Paige has struggled with anxiety. "When I left drama school I was a very anxious person. I wasn't getting any jobs and I was struggling," she told Daily Mirror. "The anxiety took the form of insomnia. Life was hard and a struggle."


She Reads Self-Help Books

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One of her methods of treating her mental health is by reading self-help books. "I also read a lot of self-help books. I've trained my brain to focus on the positive rather than the negative," she told Daily Mirror. One Harvard study published in Social Science & Medicine found that people who read books regularly had a 20% lower risk of dying over the next 12 years compared with people who weren't readers or who read periodicals. 


She Does Tapping Therapy


Paige also uses tapping therapy, aka Emotional Freedom Technique, to treat her anxiety. "I read a couple of books on it and found it really helpful," she said. "I'd tap on the train or bus on the way to auditions. People would give me the weirdest looks."


She Meditates

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Paige also relies on meditation. "Just syncing my breath with the movement of my body and getting away from my thoughts can be really useful," she said. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality


Pilates and Yoga

Paige told the Daily Mirror that Pilates and yoga are two of her go-to workouts. According to the Mayo Clinic there are lots of benefits to Pilates, which "strengthens the body's inner core while increasing its flexibility resulting in improved overall health. It can also promote longer, leaner muscles, injury prevention, relief from stress and back pain, enhanced athletic performance, and heightened mind-body awareness." As for yoga, Harvard Health notes that it is great for weight loss. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."

Leah Groth
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