HOW I LOOK THE WAY I DO yumi stynes

A pos­i­tive out­look and ac­tive life keep this 36-year-old TV star glow­ing

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At the mo­ment I see a per­sonal trainer twice a week and I run seven kilo­me­tres about three times a week on a track near work. It’s in­spir­ing be­ing around other jog­gers be­cause they are all so fit.

My daugh­ters, aged nine and seven, and I are quite ac­tive. I find if you do some­thing ac­tive to­gether af­ter school your day feels so much longer and richer.


For break­fast I make a huge bowl of fruit and por­ridge with low-fat yo­ghurt, chia seeds and lin­seeds. It makes me feel like I’ve got fuel to burn for the whole morn­ing.

I be­lieve that if you’re re­ally hun­gry it’s im­por­tant to have healthy food first. If you want a naughty snack af­ter that, go for it. Eat­ing this way means you won’t eat too much of the treat.

Be­cause I have two young daugh­ters, I eat my din­ner with them at about 5pm. It means I’m never go­ing to bed on a full stom­ach.


I wear sun­screen on my face ev­ery day, whether it’s cloudy or sunny, and I’ll reap­ply it at mid­day. I think that’s re­ally im­por­tant for longevity be­cause the sun is the big­gest cause of pre­ma­ture age­ing.

I also al­ways keep a lip­stick handy – in my hand­bag, the car or even my first-aid kit. It makes such a dif­fer­ence to how I look and feel.


Ev­ery day I feel thank­ful. It’s not some­thing I sched­ule in but I’m thank­ful for my kids, my health, my fam­ily and friends. I think hav­ing that at­ti­tude is re­ally good for you.

Af­ter I had my chil­dren I had post­na­tal de­pres­sion so I know what be­ing down is like. I find it’s eas­ier to be pos­i­tive and eat well when you’ve ex­er­cised that day. + Yumi Stynes is a co-host of The Cir­cle, on Net­work Ten.


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