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Amanda Holden in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Capri

Holden is in Italy with pal Alan Carr to shoot a new TV show.

British actor and TV personality Amanda Holden looks fit and healthy at age 51 as she undertakes her latest project: Shooting The Italian Job, an upcoming U.K. TV reality show in which she and British comedian Alan Carr renovate two apartments in Sicily, Italy. The former Britain's Got Talent star also mixes a bit of recreation with the shoot, as in this sunny Instagram Stories image of herself in a bikini on a boat off the Mediterranean island of Capri. Read on to see how Amanda Holden stays in shape and the photos that prove they work. And to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Doesn't Diet

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"You have to enjoy life," Holden told the Daily Mail. "I eat everything. Drink everything. I had a friend once who didn't make it to her 50s and her biggest regret was she spent her life on a diet. I don't diet." But she does watch what she eats. "I'm a vegetarian, so for me it's lots of avocado, chickpeas and quinoa salads," she said.


She Works Out

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Holden goes to a fitness camp in Portugal, where she hikes and does boxing for a few weeks before every TV shoot. But her regular workout routine is a bit more casual. "You can't live like that all the time," she told the Daily Mail. "I practice a form of yoga, which is more to do with breath control and strength than getting sweaty, and I run every morning, but I love a glass of wine and going out."


She Dances

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Holden posted a TikTok video of herself dancing with her two daughters — Lexi, 16, and Hollie, 10 — on vacation in Italy, where she's shooting her TV show. Dance builds muscle and bone, reduces fat, increases aerobic capacity, lowers blood pressure and improves the ratio of good to bad cholesterol, according to the Harvard Medical School.


She Stays Hydrated


"I drink loads of water — a lot of coconut water," Holden said. Drinking enough water is important to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, keep organs functioning properly and improve sleep quality, cognition and mood, according to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


She Cheats Occasionally

"I do eat healthily but I have treats and I do love — I know I sound like an alcoholic — my glass of wine or gin," Holden said. "Life is too short to be strict." "When it comes to healthy eating, the key to following the rules may be in breaking them," Northwestern Medicine said. Just don't think of them as cheating but rather as a meal that you earned and should enjoy – without the guilt, the university said.

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