Louise Redknapp has taken up running to help her mental health after she previously admitted she was "struggling" with the latest lockdown.

Louise, 46, shared a series of posts on her Instagram story saying that running is "helping" her get through the national lockdown.

The mum-of-two sipped on a hot drink and told her fans that pounding the pavement is helping give her mental clarity - reports Mirror Online.

In one clip she wrote: "I went for a little run in the snow today"

And then on another clip said: "It's def [sic] helping me through lockdown."

At the start of January, Louise - who was previously married to Jamie Redknapp - told her fans that she was "struggling."

In a candid Instagram post, she wrote to her followers: "I’m definitely struggling at the moment so just wanted to say let’s all try and stick together.

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"Stay strong, stay positive and please remember you're not alone there is always someone to talk to! Lots of love xxx"

It is not just running that Louise has been getting stuck into as an insider recently shared that the hitmaker has really stepped up her fitness regime in recent months.

An source told Heat magazine: " Louise has been doing a strict workout, including stomach crunches at 6am in a bid to get washboard abs and show them off on social media.

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"She's been doing intense circuit training and working out with a new trainer, as well as private classes on Zoom.

"Louise has a game plan - she wants to find herself a new man while also making Jamie jealous. Some men have been interested over the last few months, but it's not easy dating in lockdown. And it's been really tough for her seeing Jamie move on with someone else.

"Obviously, there was a time when Louise thought she and Jamie had a second chance at happiness, but that hasn't happened.

"She's desperately trying not to feel down about any of it and wants to focus on finding her happiness again."