Mike Tindall makes relatable parenting confession as he talks New Year’s resolutions | #parenting


Danielle Stacey





Mike Tindall‘s podcast is back for 2022 and talk quickly turned to New Year’s resolutions.

When asked about his goals for the year, the former rugby union player said: “Obviously Doddie Aid is starting in January so that’s get on your bikes, get on your walkers, horses, whatever, get some exercise done. Might use that to drop as I scaled in at just over 108 kilos. 

“There’s a plan for a few Parkinson’s rides later on this year so I need to get into a little bit of bike shape but since the young man’s come along, time disappears, which I’m noticing a lot more when you’ve got three children so…”

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WATCH: Mike Tindall opens up about his father’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s

“Upping the exercise?” his co-host Alex Payne asked.

“Yeah because it makes me mentally feel better too,” Mike added.

Mike and wife Zara, who are parents to Mia, seven, and Lena, three, welcomed their son, Lucas, last March. The father-of-three often shares updates about family life on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast.

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The Tindalls pictured at the Duchess of Cambridge’s carol concert in December

Doddie Aid is a mass participation event, encouraging people to get active in January and raise funds to help find a cure to Motor Neuron Disease. It was founded by former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion, Rob Wainwright and raised a staggering £1m in January 2021, with 22,000 people taking part. Mike has previously shown his support for the cause.

The sportsman has also been patron of Cure Parkinson’s since 2018 and has shown support for the charity for a number of years, hosting fundraising events and taking part in cycling and running challenges.

His father Philip was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003 and during an emotional interview with BBC Breakfast last June, Mike said: “My dad is used to being this strong, was an athlete, played rugby, played all sports. Now suddenly he struggles to pick up a pen.”

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