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Carol Vorderman in Bathing Suit is "Wow"

Here’s how she’s incredibly fit at 61.

Carol Vorderman is 61 and a fitness icon; the British TV presenter is always on the move. Vorderman posted a video of herself on Instagram wearing a bathing suit top which blended perfectly with her skin tone. "Laughing 😂 but I AM NOT TOPLESS….😮Just wearing a new bikini top from @omgmiamiswimwear….matching my SUN TAN courtesy of @tancreamworld….a brilliant SPF50 with instant bronzer included 😂 Anyway, I'm now on TikTok! No idea what I'm doing (obvs) but it's going to be lots of fun. Click the link in my bio and you can follow my new TikTok account. 🤩" she captioned the post. "Wow," said one fan. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Vorderman 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 Loves Spin Class

Vorderman posted a video of herself sweaty—and very happy—at a spin class. "80's spin class this morning with Elena 🚴‍♀️ @elenarosealmond Sweaty bird…😁…then stretching it out 🧘‍♀️ Love it here @jasonvale @juicemasterretreats 💙💙#spin #sweat #stretch Very hot but great fun… I love Juicy Oasis!" she captioned the video.  


She Enjoys Seafood

Vorderman has spoken about her love for squid, shrimp, and salad while on vacation. "Prawns are a useful source of some harder-to-get trace minerals, such as iodine, zinc and selenium," says registered nutritionist Nicola Shubrook. "We need iodine to support the correct function of the thyroid gland, while zinc and selenium support the immune system."


She Takes Long Walks

Vorderman enjoys incorporating six-mile walks in the mornings as part of her fitness regimen. "There are many reasons to walk for exercise," says Ann Green, MS, past heptathlon world athlete, yoga teacher and fitness studio owner. "Walking improves fitness, cardiac health, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves mood, creates less stress on joints and reduces pain, can prevent weight gain, reduce risk for cancer and chronic disease, improve endurance, circulation, and posture, and the list goes on…"


She Loves Cod

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In true British tradition, Vorderman loves some delicious cod. "I tell you why I love fish. It's FAST. And EASY. Brought up on it and love it always," she says. "It's a British classic in meals such as fish & chips, but cod is also one of the healthiest white fish around," says registered nutritionist Nicola Shubrook. "Cod is high in protein, low in fat and a good source of vitamin B12, which is needed for energy and nervous system support and may be important in helping prevent depression. In the UK, cod is widely available most of the year round, but can also be bought frozen."


She Kayaks

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Vorderman is a huge fan of kayaking, especially on vacation in Wales, UK. "For people who just run and cycle, they tend to not have a lot of muscle mass in the upper body," says Dr. François Billaut, an exercise physiology professor at Laval University in Quebec and the former head physiologist for the Canadian national kayaking team. "Kayaking offers a balance." 


She Loves To Hike

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Vorderman goes on long (sometimes 12 mile!) hikes, sometimes even on mountains. "The nice thing about hiking is that it exists along an entire continuum, from a gentle walk on a flat wooded path to mountain climbing," says Dr. Aaron L. Baggish, associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. "There's a real sense of peace and composure you get from being outside and away from everything."

Ferozan Mast
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