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Helen Skelton in Bathing Suit Hits the Pool

Here are her top 5 diet and workout tips for staying in shape.

Helen Skelton is showing off her wild swimsuit style at the pool. In one of her latest social media posts, the 39-year-old shows off her incredible body while vacationing in Spain. In her Instagram Story photo, she sizzles in a leopard print bathing suit. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 of Helen Skelton's top diet and fitness tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work.


Exercise Outdoors

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Helen maintains an active lifestyle. She enjoys breaking a sweat outdoors with her family.. "Like me, my kids are always outside, my garage is full of tents, kayaks, paddleboards… you name it, it's there," Helen told HELLO!. "I've always been a walker, a climber, a hiker an outdoor swimmer."


Don't Try and Take Shortcuts – Like Diet Pills

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Skelton has confessed to trying weight loss pills. However, she maintains that she now stays in shape the good old-fashioned way. "We have to be very, very careful because in this day and age people want a quick fix," she told The Sun. 


Mix Up Your Workouts

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Helen suggests maintaining variety with exercise. "'I don't have any sort of set routine because my life is so unpredictable. I'm all about mixing it up. But I do go to the gym and run a lot. I've got big, strong legs," she told Women's Health.


Exercise to Eat More

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"For me, exercise is an excuse to eat," Helen told Women's Health about how she approaches diet and exercise. "Like most women I've had a bad relationship with food at some point in my life, but when I started doing these challenges, like kayaking down the Amazon and running marathons and things, my relationship with food completely changed. Now I can eat more, because I need it. It's like putting petrol in a car; if you don't put petrol in your car it's not going to go very far, is it? My favourite thing at the minute, is to go for a run and then have poached eggs and salmon. It's so good. When you exercise, food tastes so much better."


Challenge Yourself

In order to keep herself motivated, Helen gives herself challenges. "I always say to my friends that I can't wait until I'm not doing a challenge anymore and I can just do some pilates or some yoga, but as soon as I'm not doing something I find something else. I just had a few days off work so I've been in Cuba for 10 days on holiday and we did 800km on our bikes, just cycling me and my friend. She's a cyclist and I'm not really, but I just said I'll come along and it was good fun. Hard, but fun," she told Women's Health. 

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