She added: “When the time comes to retire from sport the interest in sporting activities helps to stimulate your mind.
“Keeping active both physically and mentally play a very important role in maintaining a healthy and ongoing quality of life.”
Discussing whether the Queen will take her Balmoral holiday this year on ITV podcast the Royal Rota, producer Lizzie Robinson said: “There’s a lot about the Queen and when she will go to Balmoral.”
Royal editor Chris Ship added: “Our understanding is she will go to Balmoral where she spends every summer in the Scottish Highlands.
“When she goes is a matter of much debate.”