Ellie Goulding forced to cut down on workouts because of heart condition

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Ellie Goulding has revealed that she has had to cut down on her time at the gym after discovering she has a heart condition. The 28-year-old admitted she had been "playing with my life" after being told by doctors to get her heart "checked out" but chose to delay it for almost a year.

"I found out I have this heart thing and I need to get it checked out," she told Perth Now. "I'm fine, it's actually something someone discovered last year but I never got it checked out. Which is terrible, I have been playing with my life."

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Ellie Goulding has revealed she has had to cut back on the gym

While Ellie enjoys her fitness regime, regularly sharing sneak peeks of her workouts with her 6.7 million followers, the How Long Will I Love You hitmaker confessed that she has been enjoying a more "relaxed" routine.

"It's nice to know you actually can't go to the gym, you're not allowed," she said. "So I have been very relaxed, I have been chilling and not being as militant about what I eat."

The star recently admitted that past years saw her think about food "in a way that wasn't healthy".

"I remember being so badly addicted to sugar that I could eat two big Galaxy bars in one day and nothing else," she told Glamour. "I was terrified of eating potatoes or rice or any kind of carbohydrates but I would still have loads of chocolate every day. It made no sense.

"My friends were so worried about me because I would come to their houses with bars of chocolate and when they'd ask what I'd eaten that day I would tell them, 'Chocolate for breakfast, chocolate for lunch and then an apple and a salad'."

She added: "I definitely thought about food in a way that wasn't healthy and ate in a very extreme way that should have given me diabetes."

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