Stepping into the shoes of Tinkerbell in the pantomime production of Peter Pan pre Covid, Katie McGlynn fainted and woke up in hospital. Medics put it down to exhaustion, which kicked off a health overhaul.
Remembering back to 2019, Katie spoke to Lorraine Kelly on her TV show about her unfortunate spell of bad luck.
“I was feeling a bit under the weather,” she said. “I just powered through.”
The 27-year-old continued: “I was feeling off, sick… and I thought, ‘This is weird.'”
Completing the fitness challenge, Katie gushed: “I am so happy with my overall physical and mental wellbeing after this transformation.
“I’ve lost a dress size, I’ve gained more muscle, I’m getting stronger… I feel like myself again, finally. I feel like back-to-normal Katie.”
How exercise impacts mood
WebMD noted improved self-esteem is a “key psychological benefit of regular exercise”.
Exercising releases chemicals called endorphins that “interact with the receptors in your brain”.
In additional to emotional improvements, regular exercise provides other physical health benefits.
For example, regular exercise strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure, improves muscle tone, and helps reduce body fat.
There are various forms of exercise, such as:
- Low-impact aerobics
- Playing tennis
- Golf (walking instead of using the cart)
Katie McGlynn will be starring on ITV’s Celebrity Catchphrase on Saturday, January 9 at 6pm.