Camilla Parker Bowles: “vital” exercise to keep the body flexible

The Duchess of Cornwall is fit and active thanks to a balanced diet and regular workouts. Express.co.uk spoke to experts about the healthy foods Camilla enjoys and how others can incorporate them into their daily diet too.

Nutrition and fitness expert Nataly Komova previously spoke to Express.co.uk about Camilla’s healthy lifestyle.

She suggested that one of the ways Camilla probably stays slim is by eating a balanced diet and not depriving herself too much.

The nutrition expert said this could include hearty traditional foods including roast chicken, baked salmon, steak and shepherd’s pie.

In a chat with You magazine, the Duchess revealed that when her children were growing up, the whole family ate hearty dinners such as chicken with tarragon, scrambled eggs, bacon and chicken casserole.

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“Daily walking and stretching are key to improving your flexibility as you age,” she explained.

Camilla also quit smoking a few years ago and started adopting healthier habits.

In addition to walking, the Duchess enjoys at-home workouts, according to personal trainer and LDN Mums Fitness founder Sarah Campus.

“Camilla particularly enjoys yoga and Pilates to keep her core strong and her body flexible and to prevent back pain,” she told Express.co.uk.

“She incorporates deep breathing into her exercises to help her relax and unwind.

“Camilla is also a big fan of the outdoors, so she enjoys walking her dogs around her estate and spending time in the hills.

“Fresh air and the outdoors are particularly helpful in improving sleep quality, general well-being and boosting endorphins.”

Walking is a great workout that is both easy and accessible. According to Healthline, walking even an hour a day can help with weight loss and have great health benefits.

Healthline experts added that walking a mile can burn around 100 calories, depending on a person’s gender and weight.

One study measured the number of calories burned by people of average fitness level after walking at a brisk pace of 3.2 miles per hour or running at a pace of six mph for about one mile.

The results showed that those who walked at a brisk pace burned an average of 90 calories per mile.

Additionally, the Duchess has dogs and horses, which can be great exercise companions.

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