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Get Fit With Nell McAndrew

NEW mum Nell McAndrew is no stranger to a tough workout regime.

The model and TV star, who has released three of her own fitness videos, makes it her priority to keep fit and look gorgeous.

Even after becoming a mum just seven months ago the 31-year-old I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! survivor is in training for her third London Marathon.

It has taken me a while to feel back to my usual self after having a baby,” says Nell.

“But now the summer is on it’s way I’m on a mission to run as often as I can.

“On a good day I try and feed Devon early, maybe around 6.30am then I can go for a run.”

And this time around, Nell has got the perfect training partner.

“I’m running the marathon with my mum, Nancy.

“I am so proud of her for taking part. It’s such a huge challenge for people of all fitness levels and everyone feels like a winner when they cross the finish line.

“But I have warned her she’ll feel like crying the whole way round because it’s all so overwhelming. I’m sure we will both be in tears at the end!”

If you’re inspired by Nell’s fitness acheivements, here’s her reasons to take up running:

  • Not only will you look great but you’ll feel more energised.
  • The endorphins you release can help to lift your mood.
  • Running promotes a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet – as food is your fuel, you need to eat healthily.
  • If you want to lose a dress size for a special event, running is the most effective way to lose weight as it can reduce your body fat.


Start with walking and build gradually to a jog, interval training will help you build your stamina so walk for five minutes, run for five minutes.

Set yourself a goal by registering for a charity walk like Cancer Research Race for Life.

Maintain variety and alternate exercising in your training. As well as running, try:

Weights to keep toned – use lighter weights with lots of reps.
Circuit training – it’s good to alternate exercising so as not to overdo the pounding on your knees.
Swimming – is excellent to do to compliment running. It is very refreshing and relaxing.

  • Eat a healthy balanced diet that’s varied and interesting and find a sport you really enjoy. Setting yourself realistic goals is key.
  • Running to music is a great motivator and helps you keep to a steady beat. The Nike+iPod Sport
  • Kit allows you to listen to music and receive data on time, distance, calories burned and pace through your headphones. Visit for details.
  • Make sure your running kit is made of fabric which lets your skin breath and absorbs moisture.
  • Running in cotton gets too uncomfortable as the sweat stays on your skin and can cause chafing!
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I love fruit, veg, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, etc. I really do like to eat all the foods that are said to be good for our bodies and offer us more nutrition.

Some of my favourite meals are:

Pasta either with basic tomato sauce or bolognaise.

Sunday roast, the best ever is my mum’s. You can’t beat meat, veg and potatoes for a substantial meal. Although, the Yorkshire pudding part may not be great for us, a Sunday dinner wouldn’t be the same without any puddings.

Chicken or tuna with salad. I love rocket and tomatoes.

Toasted rye bread is a great snack to have with avocado and tomato.

Any kind of natural nut! Nothing salted or roasted.



I regularly drink Actimel, the friendly bacteria.

My favourite breakfast is blueberries, raspberries, kiwi and or banana with natural yoghurt.

Or, just plain old boiled eggs, filling and full of protein.…

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Daniel Sandler’s Beauty Tips

My best ever beauty tip is to

“Enliven dreary skin and re-energise the complexion with a gentle stimulating facial massage using a little moisturiser for at least two minutes, your skin will thank you for it.”

“My celebs like Nell, are often flying around the world and being on planes screws up their skin so this not only makes them feel like a million dollars but the make-up glides on and they look like a million dollars.”

Another Beauty tip is

“Pop a little fresh rosey pink blush onto cheeks . Immediately the whole complexion looks alive and even eyes look more sparkling.”

“A trick I do using the same blusher for a daytime look is to rub it onto the lips using my middle finger , and then apply clear lip gloss to bring lips to life and tone in with cheeks”

About Daniel

daniel sandlerDaniel’s amazing list of celebrity clients includes Naomi Cambell, Kate Moss, Yasmin Le Bon, Jade Jagger, Rachel Weisz, Amanda Holden, Nell McAndrew, Joanna Lumley, Lesley Garrett, Linda Gray, Ivana Trump, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Sara Cox, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Will Young, Gareth Gates, David Gray & Boy George.

Often called upon to create influential make-up looks for the catwalk, he has worked for Gucci, Tommy Hilfigger, Willie Mays & Shami Senthi.

Daniel is the UK spokesperson for Bourjois Cosmetics. This unique and informative website is his latest project.

For more tips and information, go to Daniel’s website at www [.] danielsandler [.] com…

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