Davina McCall shares how the pandemic has made her rethink fitness

Jen Crothers
·2-min read
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

From Good Housekeeping

Davina McCall has revealed that coronavirus has changed her mindset when it comes to working out - because for her, health now takes precedence over looking good.

The Masked Singer presenter, who's known for her dedication to fitness, admits that right now, exercising is crucial to staying healthly.

"Previously, my 'keeping fit and healthy' was all about my body and making myself look hot in a bikini - and actually now, it's just about staying alive longer and being in the best possible position to beat anything should it come my way,” she told Women’s Health UK.

"A lot has been said about health and fitness for your mental health this year, and we all know that it really makes an enormous difference."

She’s been making sure she squeezes in a workout during the day, at a time that suits her.

"The other night I exercised at 9.30 at night,” she said. “I'm just trying to squeeze in a workout on my fitness platform, Own Your Goals, between cleaning the house, doing a ton of laundry, cooking and everything else."

Davina also shared her dreams for the year ahead, and lamented how much we all took for granted pre-pandemic.

“My 2021 goal is just to really try and enjoy and let myself go and let loose when we can, because when you have your liberty taken from you, it makes you realise how little you make of your liberty when you have it, and how much I have taken my liberty for granted.

"I want to go out, I want to meet up with friends, I want to have tons of dinner parties, I want to cook food, I want to have loads of people in my house, I want to have parties, I want to go out clubbing, I want to listen to music, I want to go to festivals... I want to do it all, because I never took advantage of all those things when they were right there and now they've gone!"

Davina McCall will host a free home workout as part of the Women's Health Weekenders on the Women's Health UK YouTube channel at 9am on Saturday 9th January.

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