Mel C has spoken candidly about the "very important" role exercise plays towards her mental wellbeing and overall health. Nicknamed 'Sporty Spice' when she sang as one-fifth of pop band the Spice Girls, the 42-year-old revealed that sports have always played a key role in her life and that she feels a noticeable difference to her mood when she exercises.
"Exercise is a very important part of me. I’m a very physical person," she told French magazine MODZIK, as she stars on the cover of their fiftieth issue released on Wednesday. "It always sounds so clichéd of course, Sporty Spice, but as long as I can remember I did sports and I’ve danced, so physicality is very important to me.
Mel C has opened up about her health and wellbeing
"My mind-body connection is very strong, which is a great thing as a performer, but sometimes it can be hard in an emotional sense. When I’m feeling down or vulnerable, I’m very connected to it, so I feel very heavy, which sometimes makes things hard physically as well."
As a result, the British beauty ensures she stays as active as possible, confessing that she struggles to keep still. "It's a bit of an obsession, to be active and to move, to release those endorphins," she said. "The synergy between mind and body is very important to me. It’s a very fluid thing, I don’t like to be static."
The singer revealed exercise is "very important" to her
Melanie admitted that her latest album Version of Me also proved a helpful way to deal with difficult emotions, adding that music gave her the strength to overcome a particularly tough time in her life.
"Version of Me was really inspired by a period in my life when I felt quite bullied," she explained. "And it's not something I've ever talked about or written about."