Davina McCall, 53, showcases her toned abs in a black sports bra and grey leggings as she works up a sweat during home workout
She was lauded by viewers as she detailed her experience with menopause and said she felt she ‘aged 10 years overnight’ in a documentary on Channel 4 last week.
But Davina McCall looked incredible as she worked out at her home on Wednesday and shared some snaps on Instagram.
The presenter, 53, showcased her enviably toned abs in a black sports bra and grey leggings.
Sweaty: Davina McCall looked incredible as she worked out at her home on Wednesday and shared some snaps on Instagram
The presenter videoed herself as she did a series of EMOM (every minute of the minute).
Davina showed off her athletic ability as she did a set of skater lunges and plank jacks.
The television personality beamed for the camera after completing the tough workout. She captioned the shot: ‘Is this a smile ? Or is this a grimace. it’s a flipping smile .. finished a #fullbodyfatburn workout on @ownyourgoalsdavina.’
Full body burn! The presenter, 53, showcased her enviably toned abs in a black sports bra and grey leggings
Tough: The presenter videoed herself as she did a series of EMOM (every minute of the minute)
There she goes: Davina showed off her athletic ability as she did a set of skater lunges and plank jacks
Last week, Davina admitted she felt ‘all washed up’ after going through menopause.
The presenter appeared in a one-off special Davina McCall, Sex, Myths and Menopause exploring the hidden struggles millions of women go through, earning praise from fans for shining a light on the taboo issue.
During the documentary Davina, who now takes HRT to help manage her symptoms, explained she was ‘angry’ to learn she was perimenopausal at the age of just 44, as the documentary also saw her explore the controversial treatment.
She said: ‘It was January 2021. I was on a photoshoot in Prague and one night struggled to get to sleep. The day after, I felt like I’d aged 10 years overnight.’
‘I got such a bad hot flush in a makeup chair one day I actually asked the makeup lady if the chair was heated and they looked at me like I was really weird.’
‘And then I got in touch with some real shame around it and I felt embarrassed. I felt quite washed up I think and unable to talk to anyone about it,’ she said.
‘First I was frustrated, then I was tearful and then I was angry.’
Davina later added that she attempted to manage her symptoms with herbal treatments and exercise, but soon found it wouldn’t be enough.
The star then revealed that she decided to begin taking Hormone Replacement Therapy through a translucent patch, but originally kept it a secret from her friends.
Important: Davina was lauded by viewers as she detailed her experience with menopause and said she felt she ‘aged 10 years overnight’ in a documentary on Channel 4 last week
WHAT IS THE MENOPAUSE AND HOW CAN YOU DELAY IT?
Menopause is defined as the changes a woman goes through just before and after she stops her periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.
Some women go through this time with few, if any, symptoms, around 60 percent experience symptoms resulting in behavioural changes and one in four will suffer severely.
Common symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness leading to discomfort during sex, disrupted sleep, decreased sex drive, problems with memory and concentration and mood swings.
Last year, a fertility doctor revealed women can delay the menopause by up to 20 years with a 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into thinking they are much younger than they are.
The surgical procedure, devised by the fertility expert who pioneered IVF, sees tissue from the ovaries, thawed, and then transplanted back into the armpit.
It also has the potential to extend fertility – though doctors say the aim is to postpone the menopause rather than give women the chance to have babies into their 60s.
Ovarian grafting, or ovarian tissue cyropreservation, involves taking healthy tissue from a woman’s ovaries to delay the onset of menopause.
The 30-minute operation, available privately in the UK, sees a surgeon take healthy cells from the woman’s ovary and freeze them in conditions of -150C.
Whenever the patient wants, they can be thawed and reinserted through the armpit.
When the ovarian tissue starts to function it produces hormones that prevent menopause from happening.