Mel B, 44, opened up about her health while appearing on Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast. The Spice Girl revealed she’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: “I work out to help my mind.
“I do have ADHD, as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
“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.”
She added: “I do suffer from anxiety, but I try not to get too stressed out about it.”
Mel also credited the outdoors and being in the countryside for improving her mental health.
She explained: “I sit outside in the countryside sometimes and stare at sheep for six hours, it feed you.
“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.”
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: “Symptoms 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.
“Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old.
“The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.
“People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.”
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.