I’m addicted to exercise, says singer Ellie Goulding. What about you?
It is so true that if you start exercising then it becomes a habit that you can’t live without after a while.
From Hollywood to Bollywood, celebs are in love with their fitness routine. It doesn’t matter whether you love doing pilates, MMA, or good old yoga – the fact is indulging in some sort of physical activity is not harmful at all.
And singer Ellie Goulding has just expressed her love for fitness. She says that she is addicted to exercise, which took over her life.
In an interview with The Sun, the singer, 33, opened up about how she felt she had to go to the gym every day and how her husband and former Olympic rower Caspar Jopling helped her overcome her addiction.
“I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality but I felt as though I did at one point have a gym addiction that was just not fun, I felt I had to go to the gym every single day,” Goulding said.
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Exercising helped Ellie Goulding when anxiety hit her
“I don’t know whether it was a survival thing, because touring was so tiring, so hard, really taxing on your body and your mental health. I felt as though it was a survival instinct to be working out all the time, making sure I was super fit, super healthy, and tried to counteract having drinks on tour and perhaps not eating very well,” she added.
Last year, Goulding shared that she nearly quit music after 10 years of touring left her with anxiety.
She took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album but Caspar, 28, helped her “rediscover” her passion and create a healthy relationship with exercise.
The singer said she saw “touring as real-life” but felt really “inspired by Caspar’s amazing willpower and determination”.
Yes, it’s a matter of a few days and once you see the positive results in your body then you will believe why everyone goes gaga about fitness and exercising.
Exercising is not just a way to stay fit physically but it also helps you stablalise your mental health. You tend to feel lighter and it also acts as an antidepressant.
So, the bottom line is that exercise is an addiction but with positive attributes.