Sonia Kruger, 56, reveals the fitness secrets behind her incredible physique

Sonia Kruger is one of Australia’s most accomplished TV presenters and media personalities.

And in addition to her incredible career, Sonia is also famous for her age-defying good looks.

The 56-year-old shared some of her health and fitness secrets with the Healthy-ish podcast this week, and at the top of her list is dancing.

Ageless: Sonia Kruger has shared some of her fitness secrets, with the biggest being dancing

‘You’re working out but you don’t realise how much you’re working out because you’re genuinely having a good time,’ she explained.

‘It’s just the kind of activity that makes everybody feel happy,’ she added.

Sonia, who is a former dance herself, praised dancing for its fitness benefits, which include cardio, strength, and resistance.

‘Even your own body weight is a form of strength training and resistance training,’ she said.

Fun: 'You're working out but you don't realise how much you're working out because you're genuinely having a good time,' she explained to the Healthy-ish podcast

Fun: ‘You’re working out but you don’t realise how much you’re working out because you’re genuinely having a good time,’ she explained to the Healthy-ish podcast

‘And then you’ve got the mental health aspects of it too, so we know that learning to dance is great for our brain,’ she explained.

‘Learning choreography keeps the cogs ticking over. We know that these things ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s in the future.’

Sonia has incorporated dance into her successful fitness program, Strictly You, which is a dance and exercise program that you can do at home.

Last year, she admitted to The Sunday Telegraph that she can no longer ‘survive on pizza and champagne’ like she did in her younger years.

Benefits: Sonia, who is a former dance herself, praised dancing for its fitness benefits, which include cardio, strength, and resistance

Benefits: Sonia, who is a former dance herself, praised dancing for its fitness benefits, which include cardio, strength, and resistance

The Big Brother host, who welcomed her first child, daughter Maggie in 2015, said she now takes a more ‘measured approach’ to health and fitness as she gets older. 

‘We keep learning about our bodies as we grow older. I know now that I need good sleep and healthy food,’ she told the paper.

‘There were days in my younger years where I would never cook because I was always out and survived on pizza and Champagne, but now I take a much more measured approach,’ the star of 1992 film Strictly Ballroom went on to say.

Fitness: Sonia has incorporated dance into her successful fitness program, Strictly You, which is a dance and exercise program that you can do at home

Fitness: Sonia has incorporated dance into her successful fitness program, Strictly You, which is a dance and exercise program that you can do at home

Elsewhere during the interview, Sonia said she can’t live without salmon, nuts, broccoli, cherries and hot chips as a treat on occasion, as she’s ‘only human’.

The Channel Seven star also noted the importance of a good night’s sleep and ensures she exercises first thing in the morning.

Sonia reiterated the same thoughts in an interview with The Courier Mail last year, revealing that while she eats vegetables, salads and protein, she still allows herself the occasional treat.

‘You have got to give yourself little treat days and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that,’ she said at the time.

Balance: The Big Brother host, who welcomed her first child, daughter Maggie in 2015, said she now takes a more 'measured approach' to health and fitness as she gets older

Balance: The Big Brother host, who welcomed her first child, daughter Maggie in 2015, said she now takes a more ‘measured approach’ to health and fitness as she gets older

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