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Mel B: ‘It’s harder to stay slim as I get older’

Former Spice Girls star Mel B has to work out almost daily to maintain her slim physique.

Mel B maintains her slim figure through bootcamp sessions, yoga and “sexercise”.

The 41-year-old singer is known for her slender physique, and frequently flaunts it in skimpy ensembles. But the mother-of-three insists that as she ages, she has to concentrate more on her exercise regime.

“I’m a big fan of Barry’s Bootcamp, Zumba and yoga,” Mel told Britain’s Closer magazine, “I have to work out most days to stay in shape; I’m not one of those people who can eat whatever they like. I have to really work at it, especially as I get older.

“Generally I try to do at least 30 minutes of cardio a day mixed with weights. I’m also a big fan of sit-ups, so I try to do as many of those things as I can.”

While Mel is from England, she currently lives in Los Angeles and enjoys mixing things up in the gym as well as hiking in the beautiful scenery. She also cheekily credits her petite frame to a lot of “sexercise” with husband Stephen Belafonte.

When it comes to her eating plan, Mel allows herself one cheat day a week but generally sticks to a healthy diet as much as possible.

“I’ve done fad diets in the past and realised they never work in the long-run, so now I just keep my diet simple,” she said. “I know what’s healthy and what’s not. I eat lots of protein, fill up on veg and try to avoid carbs at night. I also love gummy bears, so they will always be my treat. I have one day a week where I just have to indulge.”

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