Helen Mirren talked about the fitness regime she follows to maintain her figure – and fortunately for fans, it only lasts 12 minutes. The actress revealed at Radio Times in 2014 that she is a fan of Canadian Royal Air Force training. She said, "I certainly can't eat what I like. I've been on a diet all my life! I have body problems? Of course I do." We all do. We are all in a constant state of struggle.
"I do 12 minutes of exercise a day, it's called Canadian Royal Air Force training and it's very good.
"I'll bring you back to fashion! It really works … if you stick to it. But I do it for three days and then I don't."
She gave Yahoo News more details and said, "Actually, I'm not very fit. Just this morning I started my exercises, which I haven't done for months, maybe years.
"I do one thing that drives me to exercise. It's the Royal Canadian Air Force exercise plan; it's 12 minutes and they have graphs that you follow … Every day, you should do the exercises within 12 minutes and until can, you can't rise.
“It's the exercise I've done all my life. It is very kindly to get you in shape. Two weeks doing this and you think, "Yes, I could go to the gym now." "
What is Canadian Royal Air Force training?
The training was created by physician Bill Orban in the late 1950s and includes 10 basic exercises to follow
This includes push ups, sit ups, leg raises, running and others.
There are two series – a 5BX plan for men and an XBX plan for women.
No equipment is required – training follows a graph. Followers do not move to the next chart until they master the first set within a given time period.
Helen isn't the only famous face to impress fans with her physique – TV star Gregg Wallace recently showed off impressive abs on social media.
Taking to Instagram, Gregg shared a radiant, shirtless selfie of his six pack in process with his 32,900 Instagram followers, with the caption, "Getting there." Within seconds, fans rushed to comment on the image as they praised. him in his transformation.
A fan who uses the nickname "kezclarke88" commented on the photo: "Wow, well, what is your diet?"
To which he received a sassy reply from Gregg, who attributed his success to: “Less fat [and] drink.
"Think about cooking with meat like chicken and pork – all things that don't have a lot of fat. Use lean ground beef to make peppers, stuff it with savory stews stuffed with healthy, low-calorie vegetables."