At 47, Melissa Doyle knows that new challenges come with getting older. The host of the Seven Network's current affairs program has opened up to The Australian Women's Weekly about becoming more aware of the signs her body is giving her about health and wellbeing.
"I have noticed that I need to be a little kinder to myself, to listen to how I feel more. When I'm tired and running out of puff, I find I really need to be gentle, because I am all too aware I could fall over in a tired, messy heap and that won't do anyone any good, especially me and my family," Melissa says.
In a candid interview, the mother-of-two revealed that the pressure that came with her career helped reshape her approach to health and happiness. Melissa now makes herself personally responsible for it.
"If you don't like something about yourself then the only person who can change that is you," she tells The Australian Women's Weekly.
"Change it or live with it. Accept it or make a change. It doesn't really matter what it is, whether it's your shape or anything else in your life. Perhaps as you get a little older you have more confidence to do that and not worry about what other people think."
Melissa realised that she needed to make a change and lose a little weight while she was balancing the early morning starts of Sunrise and raising a family.
"It was only a few kilos," she recalls. "It wasn't a lot, just a couple of kilograms but it made a difference. And that started something for me."
"I have a treadmill at home. I try to make sure that I do an hour a day if possible. However, that's not a hard-and-fast rule. Some days I just don't have the energy and, as I said, I am listening to that now".
The full interview can be found in the February edition of The Australian Women's Weekly, on sale now.
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