#BBCBreakfast star Louise Minchin addresses feeling ‘vulnerable’ before ...

Most recently, BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin, 50, competed in the Norseman triathlon to raise money for the charity Mind.

In what she described as her “toughest challenge yet”, Louise took part in a 2.5-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, followed by a marathon.

Speaking after getting back into her fitness and competing in the tough challenge, Louise admitted she now feels “less vulnerable”.

In her column with The Times, she said: “My last few years of constant exercise have changed me physically and mentally.

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It has also helped me feel happier, less vulnerable and to be a better version of myself

Louise Minchin

“I am fitter, stronger and more resilient than I was in my twenties, thirties or early forties — and I am finally proud of my muscly shoulders.

“It has also helped me feel happier, less vulnerable and to be a better version of myself while going through a tricky menopause.”

In the same interview, Louise Minchin admitted to disliking her figure in her younger years.

She added: “Growing up I had been different. I had loved sport, particularly swimming.

“I would, if I could, spend hours lapping any pool available. I loved to train and loved to race.

“But, aged 15, I gave it up. I looked in the mirror, decided I didn’t like my muscly shoulders, and stopped swimming just like that,” she explained.

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