Naga Munchetty talks ‘falling apart’ as BBC Breakfast star opens up on injury struggles

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Fans of Naga Munchetty, 46, know she’s a very active person; a keen golfer and runner, always documenting “sweaty pics” from her daily activities on her Instagram account. But the BBC Breakfast presenter admitted she’s suffered a fair few injuries recently.

I’ve got achilles tendinitis, I’ve dislocated my knee. There’s a couple of injuries

Naga Munchetty

During her appearance on Morning Live on Monday, Naga opened up about her achilles tendinitis and dislocated knee, which led host Gethin Jones to point out she’s “falling apart”.

She featured on the show to discuss her long-running BBC programme Claimed and Shamed, which investigates insurance fraud.

But the topic of conversation soon moved onto Naga’s hobbies, as Gethin and his co-host Sara Cox, enquired about her progress so far.

“How is everything else?” Gethin asked.

“How’s the running going, because I know you’ve been a little bit injured recently!”

Naga confessed: “I love running! I’ve got achilles tendinitis, I’ve dislocated my knee. There’s a couple of injuries.”

Gethin then replied with a smile: “You’re falling apart, Naga!”

During the exchange, one of Naga’s “sweaty pics” was then displayed on screen as she sat back and giggled: “Daily sweaty picture! I just think you’ve got to work hard if you’re going to feel the benefits if you can, if you’re lucky enough.”

Later on in the show, the BBC star wondered if she could get her achilles tendinitis fixed by asking the show’s resident doctor, Dr Xand.

There are two types of achilles tendinitis, based upon which part of the tendon is inflamed; non-insertional and insertional.

The condition is typically not related to a specific injury, rather the problem results from repetitive stress to the tendon.

Xand had to break the news to Naga that he was unable to help her out, to which she joked: “Well, what was the point of you being there? I’m only joking!”

Glossing over the cheeky swipe, the doc went on to congratulate her on her progress so far.

“You’re doing a brilliant job with all your running,” he beamed.

“The main thing is your rehab and your pre-hab. Do your pre-hab before you get injured.”

Naga shook her head as she laughed: “Well, I’m injured now! It’s too late!”

While the medical expert was quick to explain that in the “long-term” running actually is good for the joints and will keep you healthy.

Naga then went on to elaborate on her own previous health battles and why she took up the hobby in the first place.

She explained: “I’m 46 now, and when I was 40 I got told I need to start thinking about osteoporosis and actually you need impact exercise. So that’s actually why I started running.”

Morning Live airs from 9:15am weekdays on BBC One.

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