Denise Austin still slim at 65! The fitness guru on 10 minute workouts and mini meals

Denise Austin was the biggest workout queen of the 1980s and 1990s and she is still looking great thanks to a healthy lifestyle.

The 65-year-old blonde beauty – who recently wowed on the Sports Illustrated Miami runway with her mini-me daughter – talked to DailyMail exclusively about how she stays lean even with temptations all around her. That star is also promoting her new partnership with Easy Spirit.

The exercise proponent’s answer to battling the bulge is by taking baby steps: Turns out she not only works out several times a day in small increments, but she keeps her portions petite, relying on protein and vegetables while going light on the carbs.

A 10 as always: The 65-year-old blonde beauty - who recently wowed on the Sports Illustrated Miami runway - talked to DailyMail about how she stays lean even with temptations all around her

Still a stunner: Denise Austin was the biggest workout queen of the 1980s and 1990s (left) and she still looks great today (right) thanks to working out. The 65-year-old blonde beauty – who recently wowed on the Sports Illustrated Miami runway – talked to DailyMail about how she stays lean even with temptations all around her

She can still make the most of a bikini: Here she is seen on the roof of a complex by the beach on Instagram in 2021

She can still make the most of a bikini: Here she is seen on the roof of a complex by the beach on Instagram in 2021

‘I have been doing this for 40 years and am not a fitness nut,’ she clarifies straight away during the interview. ‘But I am consistent.’

That means working out every day in some form.

‘If you can do 10 minutes of working out at a time and do that three times a day, you will have worked out 30 minutes in one day,’ noted the star in her charming easy-to-relate-to manner.

And she added that it is important to keep moving all day long: ‘It is all about blood circulation and moving. I even stand up and walk in place when I watch TV just to keep it flowing.’

Sounds like smart math, and an easy way to lean into exercising.

Not a nut: 'I have been doing this for 40 years and am not a fitness nut,' she clarifies straight away during the interview. 'But I am consistent'

Not a nut: ‘I have been doing this for 40 years and am not a fitness nut,’ she clarifies straight away during the interview. ‘But I am consistent’

Balance: Her answer to battling the bulge is taking baby steps: Turns out she not only works out several times a day in small increments, but she keeps her portions small, relying on protein and vegetables wile going light on the carbs

Balance: Her answer to battling the bulge is taking baby steps: Turns out she not only works out several times a day in small increments, but she keeps her portions small, relying on protein and vegetables wile going light on the carbs

‘The consistency pays off,’ added the affable pinup who is very active on Instagram.

One way she likes to work out is to walk: ‘It is a healthy way to feel better and improved mood and sleep. Exercise is the best pre-meditative medicine.’ 

Her love for walking explains why she collaborated with Easy Spirit, which makes comfortable, lightweight shoes. The line is called the Easy Spirit x Denise Austin Collaboration.

And exercise is about more than looking good: ‘I like to exercise to feel good. I feel energetic after a walk, the endorphins get going and flow, it helps with stress and anxiety and pent-up feelings.’

Fab form over decades: That means working out every day in some form. 'If you can do 10 minutes of working out at a time and do that three times a day, you will have worked out 30 minutes in one day. It is all about blood circulation and moving'

Fab form over decades: That means working out every day in some form. ‘If you can do 10 minutes of working out at a time and do that three times a day, you will have worked out 30 minutes in one day. It is all about blood circulation and moving’

Smart tricks: 'I even stand up and walk in place when I watch TV just to keep it flowing.' Sounds like smart math, and an easy way to lean into exercising,' she told DailyMail

Smart tricks: ‘I even stand up and walk in place when I watch TV just to keep it flowing.’ Sounds like smart math, and an easy way to lean into exercising,’ she told DailyMail

Another tip is she watches her posture: ‘Not many people think about posture these days, but if you stand up straight you pull in your stomach muscles and you are really working out without working out, so I would say that is one of my best tips, because it requires minimum effort but offers maximum results if you do it often.’ 

As far as food, she watches what she eats but keeps it delicious. And her portions are just right for shedding the pounds.

‘I eat smaller portions,’ Denise noted. ‘For dinner I may have salmon and veggies. A snack is flax seed with yogurt. I love avocadoes and eggs for breakfast.

‘I cook really healthy for my family. There are a lot of salads, chicken tacos, vegetable lasagnas, casseroles with less cheese.’ 

But she is not always careful: ‘I eat well 80 percent of the time and the other 20 percent I am bad.’

Small works well for her: 'I eat smaller portions,' Denise noted. 'For dinner I may have salmon and veggies. A snack is flax seed with yogurt. I love avocadoes and eggs for breakfast. 'I cook really healthy for my family. There are a lot of salads, chicken tacos, vegetable lasagnas, casseroles wit less cheese.' Seen in 1998

Small works well for her: ‘I eat smaller portions,’ Denise noted. ‘For dinner I may have salmon and veggies. A snack is flax seed with yogurt. I love avocadoes and eggs for breakfast. ‘I cook really healthy for my family. There are a lot of salads, chicken tacos, vegetable lasagnas, casseroles wit less cheese.’ Seen in 1998

She loves to stay busy: Here the leggy lady was seen with her surf board on the beach in Southern California

She loves to stay busy: Here the leggy lady was seen with her surf board on the beach in Southern California

She is referring to the popular 80/20 diet method which allows for cheat days. Some of the things she loves to cheat with: carbs and sugar. 

The star has been working with Easy Spirit on a new line of shoes this year, and she told DailyMail she is ‘thrilled’ with the collaboration.

The athletic capsule features low impact and aerobic-ready styles designed with all the benefits and comfort one would expect.

With her mini me: Denise with beautiful daughter Katie Austin backstage for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show During Paraiso Miami Beach in July in Miami Beach, Florida

With her mini me: Denise with beautiful daughter Katie Austin backstage for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show During Paraiso Miami Beach in July in Miami Beach, Florida

A dynamic duo in Florida: They won raves for appearing on stage side by side during the SI show

A dynamic duo in Florida: They won raves for appearing on stage side by side during the SI show

‘I love walking in my Easy Spirit shoes. They have great support, cushion every step and look and feel amazing,’ Denise said. 

The Easy Spirit x Denise Austin Collaboration features high to low impact athletic footwear, and the prices are under $100. 

‘I love that they are lightweight, flexible and breathable,’ added Austin. ‘I can wear them anywhere.’

Easy feel: 'I love walking in my Easy Spirit shoes. They have great support, cushion every step and look and feel amazing,' Denise said. The Easy Spirit x Denise Austin Collaboration features high to low impact athletic footwear, and the prices are under $100. 'I love that they are lightweight, flexible and breathable,' added Austin. 'I can wear them anywhere'

Easy feel: ‘I love walking in my Easy Spirit shoes. They have great support, cushion every step and look and feel amazing,’ Denise said. The Easy Spirit x Denise Austin Collaboration features high to low impact athletic footwear, and the prices are under $100. ‘I love that they are lightweight, flexible and breathable,’ added Austin. ‘I can wear them anywhere’

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