Britney Spears health: 'I've had some pretty tough times in my life' – mental illness


Aged 27, the mum-of-two – who was in the throws of a custody battle with the father of her children, Kevin Federline, at the time – marched into a random salon and shaved off all her hair, which her ex manager Sam Lutfi claimed was Britney’s way to hide evidence of her addiction to amphetamines. Posting on Instagram, Britney, now 39, acknowledged that she’s “had some pretty tough times” in her life. However, the multimillion pound singer highlighted that she’s “had waaaayyyy [sic] more amazing times”.

Exercise improves mental health by:

  1. Helping with concentration levels
  2. Helps the body release feel-good hormones, i.e. endorphins
  3. Helps with getting a better night sleep
  4. Can increase confidence
  5. Fitness routines can help manage mental health
  6. Fitness goals help with motivation

Lacking motivation, feeling fatigued and tired might make it more difficult to consistently work out.

However, the charity stated: “You can do it! Doing little bits often can make a big difference to your physical and mental well-being.”

Starting small, such as walking to the nearest shop instead of taking the car or public transport, can be the beginning of a good exercise routine.

These prescriptions give free to reduced rate exercise sessions, and the charity encourages working out with other people.

This can include joining walking groups, such as:

If you’d like more support on how to best live alongside mental illness, visit Rethink Mental Health.

The website has information on diet, medications, health conditions and support services.

The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer, or tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.



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