She has become an advocate for body positivity since overhauling her lifestyle when it comes to health and fitness.
And Saira Khan told her followers not to let “stretch marks”, “short legs” or a “saggy bottom” stop them from wearing a bikini this summer.
The former host of Loose Women, 51, shared a video on Instagram on Monday in which she donned several bikinis as she posed in her room.
Wow: Saira Khan wore several bikinis while posing in her room in a video she shared on Instagram on Monday
In one look, Saira wore a navy blue polka dot two-piece while paired with white sunglasses and red and gray earrings.
The TV personality also sported another navy blue and white patterned bikini, along with a gold chain.
Saira started the video in a starry nightgown before showing off her stuff while cheering on her fans.
She wrote: ‘Never let your age, stretch marks, cellulite, psoriasis, eczema, stomach, short legs, saggy bum stop you from enjoying your summer in a bikini.
Pose: The former Loose Women presenter, 51, told her followers not to let “streaks”, “short legs” or a “saggy bottom” stop them from wearing a bikini this summer.
‘You have a body for a bikini. So put on your attitude and hit the road this summer.
‘Live your life without worries. Life is too short to worry about what others think.
Saira often shares her fitness journey with fans, having overhauled her own lifestyle last year and found a new love for sports for her 50th birthday.
While questioning why people are “turned off” by body-positive content, Saira said she chose to share her own body-confidence experiences to try to inspire others.
Clip: Saira started the video in a starry nightgown before showing off her stuff while encouraging her fans
She wrote: ‘You have a body for a bikini. So put on your attitude and hit the road this summer’
“Has anyone else noticed that there is real negativity towards people who share health, fitness and body confidence posts? Leave your comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences,” Saira wrote.
She said: “For example, I’ve become aware that if I show my stretch marks, cellulite and bloated stomach, people will come out and show their ‘me too’ engagement comments. But when I share pictures of myself in bikini, talking about exercising, eating healthy, exercising at the gym, the content is liked by less people and I even get more negative comments and people who unfollow.
What I don’t understand, in a world of an obesity pandemic, why are so many people put off by positive body images, where women look fit and strong and proud to show off their hard work, regarding their diet and exercise regimes?
‘I am 51 years old. I don’t post [photos] of myself so that people compare themselves to me and feel bad about themselves?’
Pride: Saira has inspired fans by talking openly about her own physical suspension and her fitness journey
She continued: “I am sharing these photos to show my journey how life, work, food and fitness affect my physical and mental health. It’s about being real, the positive, the negative and everything in between. I share to show what works for me to inspire and help others to become active for themselves and become more positive about their physical and mental health.
“I notice that there is a very strange attitude in many women right now, celebrating ‘body positivity’ at the expense of ‘body health’. At 51, body positivity for me is getting the best out of myself to help with my confidence and self-esteem.’
Saira continued to insist that there is a “danger” of women feeling invisible as they age, stressing the importance of self-care.
The presenter said: “So if that means I decide to do something about my ‘cellulite’, ‘wrinkles’ or ‘fat rolls’ around my stomach, I do it because I want to, not because I feel the pressure or because I hate myself or because I feel inadequate or because I think I’m ugly.
“When women reach a certain age, there’s a real danger for many of feeling invisible — I don’t want to be that woman, I want to stay visible to me, and part of that is investing in my self-care.
“Self-care, self-love, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline come in all shapes and sizes. Let’s not discriminate against those who choose to live healthy, happy and sporty lives.’
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