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Lisa Snowdon In Workout Gear Shares "Quick Bodyweight Session"

She does a "Super Quick Bodyweight & Bands Session."

UK presenter Lisa Snowdon works hard to stay fit, and she's happy to share her tips with fans and social media followers. Snowdon, 52, posted a video of herself with trainer Paul Webb, wearing gray workout gear as she talked through an exercise session. "Super Quick Bodyweight & Bands Session 💪🏻You don't need heavy weights, a gym membership or a big space. Simple, effective and affordable way to build muscle and increase your bone density all without leaving the house," she captioned the post. Here's how Snowdon stays fit and healthy in her 50s.


Walking and Pilates

Snowdon walks as much as she can, which is luckily easy in London. "I go to reformer Pilates a couple of times a week, and I do a little bit of running every now and then," she told Health and Wellbeing. "I walk pretty much everywhere, I get the Tube when I'm coming into London for appointments so I can try to get my 10,000 steps in a day; I really feel the difference in my body, overall wellbeing and energy levels when I do that, plus it's good cardio, but is gentle on your joints. I also use free weights at home or at the gym."


Intermittent Fasting

Snowdon practices intermittent fasting to help with weight control and overall health. "One size does not fit all when it comes to managing weight, but I do believe in intermittent fasting, fasting a few days a week or just having days when I practice strong self-control to check in with myself and realize what I need, what I want to achieve and what works for me," she told Get the Gloss. "One thing I do a few times a week to give my system a break is to have dinner early, around 6pm. I eat something light and nutritious, not too many processed carbohydrates, just lean protein and vegetables, pulses, or lentils – then I head off to bed without any alcohol and fast for around 12 to 15 hours."


Dance-Based Workouts

Snowdon loves low-impact workouts like Pilates and barre. "When I can fit it in, I go to Define London – it's like barre but it's not really ballet, and the teacher's really inspirational," she told Health and Wellbeing. "Barre has lots of benefits, not just weight loss, including the fact that it helps tone your arms and legs, and because it's low impact, it is even suitable for pregnant women. Plus, it has lots of celeb fans, like Natalie Portman and Calgary Avansino. I like to take part in classes because it's sociable, and you can't leave – with a run, I can set myself a 30-minute goal and then do 25 minutes and head to the sauna, but with a class, I have to see it through."


Perimenopause Weight Gain

Lisa Snowdon/Instagram

Snowdon struggled with weight gain during perimenopause, and worked hard to shift the pounds. "I have had to work harder than ever, work out for longer and try many different types of activities in order to see a change," she told Get the Gloss. "I have run, lifted weights and walked and walked for miles."


The Big Picture

Snowdon admits it can be challenging to motivate herself with workouts, but she makes it happen. "I'm motivated by feeling good mentally, sleeping well and staying strong and positive," she told Health and Wellbeing. "The hardest part is putting your gym kit on and getting your feet out the door, but just know that once you've done it, you'll feel so much better. For example, I notice a difference in how I manage stress when I'm exercising. Try thinking about the bigger picture; put on some music or a podcast, get into your gym kit and head to the gym, go for a walk in the forest or a park or get a bicycle and just know that getting outside and moving your body will make you feel so much better and more motivated."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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