Mel B, 44, opened up about her health while appearing on Paul McKennaâ€™s Positivity Podcast. The Spice Girl revealed sheâ€™d been diagnosed with ADHD, along with dyslexia, dyspraxia and anxiety. But the singer also revealed how she best deals with these conditions – exercise. She said: â€œI work out to help my mind.
â€œI do have ADHD, as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
â€œExercise helps me meditate and get rid of my anxiety.
â€œIt helps me focus on me for that one hour.
â€œI do have mental illness, you have to be a little bit crazy to do what I do.â€
She added: â€œI do suffer from anxiety, but I try not to get too stressed out about it.â€
Mel also credited the outdoors and being in the countryside for improving her mental health.
She explained: â€œI sit outside in the countryside sometimes and stare at sheep for six hours, it feed you.
â€œTo be around green and nature. I know I sometimes intimidate people and Iâ€™m too brash and Iâ€™m too loud, being humble and grateful is important too.
â€œIâ€™m trying to live my best life.â€
What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
The NHS explains: â€œSymptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school.
â€œMost cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old.
â€œThe symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.
â€œPeople with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.â€
The condition is usually treated with medication or therapy – a combination of the two is often best.
Another star who recently revealed he has ADHD is Ant McPartlin.