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How Meghan Markle is keeping fit in Canada with family walks in the great outdoors

Meghan Markle’s post-royal fitness kick: New mother is making the most of the great outdoors in Canada by taking up hiking (and it’s the bum-boosting, low-impact workout A-listers swear by)

  • Meghan Markle, 38, was spotted hiking with Archie in a Vancouver Island park
  • The Duchess looks set to return to the outdoorsy lifestyle she enjoyed in Canada 
  • Hiking is a popular way to keep fit thanks to its toning, bum-boosting effects
  • It is a go-to for celebrities who hike in the hills around Meghan’s hometown of LA 

Meghan Markle looks set to enjoy an outdoorsy lifestyle as she and Prince Harry put down roots in Canada after she was spotted heading out for a hike with baby Archie yesterday. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, looked at her radiant best as she took baby Archie and her dogs for a walk through Horth Hill Regional Park, near the £10million [$14million] mansion where she and Harry, 35, are staying. 

The trails of the a 35-acre hilltop park are popular with hikers, dog walkers and horse riders and are the perfect place for Meghan to stay active while getting out in the fresh air.

Family hike: The Duchess of Sussex, 38, looked at her radiant best yesterday as she took baby Archie and her dogs for a walk through Horth Hill Regional Park, near the £10million [$14million] mansion where she and Harry are staying. She appears to be keeping fit by hiking

Speaking to FEMAIL, personal trainer Alex Crockford explained hiking is a great way to boost your mental and physical well-being. Hiking is also great for toning the lower body

Speaking to FEMAIL, personal trainer Alex Crockford explained hiking is a great way to boost your mental and physical well-being. Hiking is also great for toning the lower body

The Duchess was previously seen taking in the views from a beauty spot in the park while on a hike with Harry and her former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer on New Year’s Day. 

Speaking to FEMAIL, personal trainer Alex Crockford explained hiking is a great way to boost your mental and physical well-being.

Its stress relieving properties means it is also a popular workout for busy A-listers in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, who are often spotted on the trails of Runyon Canyon.

Alex explained: ‘It’s a great cardio workout – it gets the heart rate up which will increase your overall fitness and help to burn calories. It’s a good lower body workout too (especially if the hike has steep hills) as hiking workouts focus on the glutes, quads and calves – adding strength and to the lower body.’

‘The mental benefits are also really attractive and it is a good stress reliever. Hiking is a great feel-good type of workout. Being in the outdoors, breathing fresh air, getting some alone time away from the rush of a hectic lifestyle can be very freeing.

‘All of these help to creative endorphins for the mind and body. A lot of clients also find hiking outdoors far more rewarding than the gym as it can be fun and freeing.’ 

Winter look: The former Suits star has been known to wear knit hats from COS and Hat Attack, though it's unclear what brand she was wearing on Monday

Winter look: The former Suits star has been known to wear knit hats from COS and Hat Attack, though it’s unclear what brand she was wearing on Monday

Casual Monday: The Duchess of Sussex donned $98 Lululemon 'Align' leggings for the outing

Casual Monday: The Duchess of Sussex donned $98 Lululemon 'Align' leggings for the outing

Casual Monday: The Duchess of Sussex donned $98 Lululemon ‘Align’ leggings for the outing in Horth Hill Regional Park 

Sporty: Meghan kept her feet dry in a pair the Canadian brand Kamik's $160 'Sienna' boots

Sporty: Meghan kept her feet dry in a pair the Canadian brand Kamik’s $160 ‘Sienna’ boots

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Day out with friends: Meghan was previously seen taking in the views from a beauty spot in the park while on a hike with Harry and her former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer on New Year's Day. Pictured, Abigail beams in a selfie taken after she was seen hiking with Harry and Meghan

Day out with friends: Meghan was previously seen taking in the views from a beauty spot in the park while on a hike with Harry and her former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer on New Year’s Day. Pictured, Abigail beams in a selfie taken after she was seen hiking with Harry and Meghan

The Duchess of Sussex wrapped up for the outing yesterday in $98 (£88) Lululemon ‘Align’ leggings, a form-fitting navy zip-up, and a knit beanie.

Meghan topped off her look with the Canadian brand Kamik’s $160 (£120) ‘Sienna’ boots, which she was frequently spotted wearing before she moved across the pond to marry Prince Harry. 

It is thought Meghan will combine low-impact exercise like hiking with other exercise like pilates and yoga, of which she is a known fan. 

  

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