Linda Lusardi 'pretty much recovered' from coronavirus

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 January 2021
Linda Lusardi

Linda Lusardi

Former 'Emmerdale' star and glamour model Linda Lusardi has "pretty much recovered" from Covid-19, and she credits 'The Full Monty On Ice' with helping her to get back in shape

Linda Lusardi has "pretty much recovered" from Covid-19.

The former 'Emmerdale' star – who spent a year on the ITV soap as Carrie Nicholls from 2007 to 2008 – and her husband Sam Kane both tested positive and battled the virus last March, but she has opened up on how filming 'The Full Monty On Ice' helped her get back in shape.

She told Best Magazine: "I’m pretty much recovered now. Thank goodness. The first real exercise I did since I was ill was skating for the ITV show, the 'Full Monty On Ice', which I started doing last summer.

“We didn’t even do that much skating but the small amount really toned me up. It totally changed the shape of my bum.

“And it did make me feel like I was back into the working world to a healthier state of mind – like I had some worth.”

The 62-year-old former glamour model has insisted "60 is the new 40" after working hard to get back into shape.

She said: "Definitely to think ‘Oh well I’m this age, I expect to be a bit overweight’ or huffing and puffing as you go up a flight of stairs.

“It doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve said it before but ‘60 is the new 40’.

“You’re never too old to be the best you can be and I know I feel happier when I’m slimmer.”

And Linda urged everyone to do their best to look after their body.

She added: "It’s important to stay fit and healthy because you live longer – and if that also gives you a great figure that’s a bonus.

"Move a bit more, eat a bit less and you’ll start to tone up. Then once you see the effect, you’ll want to do more. One propels the other.

“Start walking, take a Pilates class. I’ve got a treadmill at home and I do what I feel like I can, maybe just 15 minutes every other day.”

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