Mel B relying on exercise following ADHD diagnosis

Mel B finds working out helps focus her mind and cope with her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Spice Girls star has opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast. The 44-year-old – who has al…

Mel B finds working out helps focus her mind and cope with her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The Spice Girls star has opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast.

The 44-year-old – who has also been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia and anxiety – revealed exercise “helps her mind”.

“I work out to help my mind. I do have ADHD, as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia,” the Wannabe hitmaker shared. “Exercise helps me meditate and get rid of my anxiety. It helps me focus on me for that one hour. I do have mental illness, you have to be a little bit crazy to do what I do.”

The singer, who recently completed a 13-date trek across the U.K. for the girl group’s Spice World – 2019 Tour, revealed stepping away from the spotlight and spending time in nature helps her deal with her mental health struggles and not get “too stressed”.

“I sit outside in the countryside sometimes and stare at sheep for six hours, it feeds you,” Mel continued. “To be around green and nature. I know I sometimes intimidate people and I’m too brash and I’m too loud, being humble and grateful is important too. I’m trying to live my best life.”

Mel’s comments come after Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported the star was set to return to the U.K. permanently following her split from husband Stephen Belafonte. She relocated to the U.S. 15 years ago.

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