"I have to make sure that I'm getting enough physical activity because that's a huge one for me," the 42-year-old 'The Good Place' actress said.
Kristen Bell wore a relaxed outfit as she was seen leaving the gym, carrying a box of fresh cherries. The 42-year-old The Good Place actress looked warm in skin-tight yellow leggings and a beige cable knit cardigan. Stocky black shoes and colorful socks completed the ensemble, per La Celebs. To carry her belongings, she also slung a black sling bag across her right shoulder. Before heading back to her car, Bell paused to chat with some friends while her naturally blonde hair flailed in the breeze.
The actress has been open about her fitness journey very often. The benefits of a regular exercise regimen for your mental health can be just as potent and life-changing as the physical changes you go through, as many people who commit to working out consistently come to understand. Actress Kristen Bell wonderfully captures it in an Instagram post from 2020. "I don't work out to get a certain body shape. I work out for my mental health. And I notice a big difference when I do and when I don't," Bell wrote in the post's caption. "When I don't, I'm sad, irritable, anxious, and lethargic. When I do, I'm content, motivated, peaceful, and energetic."
In the accompanying video, Bell can be seen speeding through a time-lapse of what appears to be a combination that appears to be designed to target the glutes and the core. She did pushups, plank rows, air squats, v-ups, and, yes, some terrible burpees to close things off, per Men's Health. "I thought the burpees at the end would kill me, but I'm very much alive and incredibly grateful for that blood-pumping session," Bell wrote, crediting the punishing workout to trainer Charlie Curtis.
When it came to her battle with mental illness, Kristen Bell wasn't always transparent. In an exclusive interview with POPSUGAR, Bell reveals that it was her husband, Dax Shepard, who really helped her become the mental health advocate she is today. She wants to be honest with her kids about mental health. She's even begun to discuss anxiety and depression with her children and to consider if SSRIs, which she calls "mommy's brain broccoli," were the best choice for her. "We're very open and honest about Dax's, my husband's, recovery, and about the fact that mommy has anxiety and depression, that here's what I feel like sometimes, and some days feel heavier than other days," she shares.
She then shared how she explained to her kids what her pills are, "I have to make sure that I'm getting enough physical activity because that's a huge one for me. And that I'm taking my medication at night. And basically, when they were young, I think I just described it as broccoli for my brain. This is my brain's broccoli. This is what I keep my brain healthy with."
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