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At 39,knows all about work-life balance. She's starring in (premiering in November), she's filming NBC's The Good Place, and she's raising —all while trying to keep her physical and mental health in check.
Though taking one lookwill have you assuming that she's looked so toned and strong her entire life, the admitted to that she just started working out consistently about a year ago.
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"I’ve always felt mentally strong because I’m adept and can banter and hold my own in a good conversation,” Bell told the outlet. “But I’ve never felt physically strong. I felt waifish…or pregnant."
Bell, who has two daughters Lincoln and Delta, pretty much gave up hope of being fit after giving birth. “Having children obliterated my abdominal wall,” she said. “Good night. That’s a wrap. And I thought, 'Well, it’s never going to come back. What do I need it for? I’m married. Spanx exist. You don’t get everything all the time.'”
But she decided to go for it. The result? A killer six pack that she rocks today. "I’m loving the fact that if we ever get attacked by ninjas, I would be a valuable asset."
Bell hits the gym three times a week, usually taking a Pilates class at. She also pays attention to her diet, but emphasized that she's never restrictive with what she's eating.
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On set, Bell usually eats egg whites with vegetables, a salt bagel with cream cheese, a pea or hemp milk protein shake, and a salad.
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“I have to eat carbs because I have to memorize 11 pages of dialogue, and I can’t do that eating spinach and chicken," she told Women's Health. "If they make au gratin potatoes, I’m going to have some, but I am mindful of the portion I take. I find that through conscious eating, I’m able to have all the rewards and also maintain a healthy, steady diet."
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Though Bell makes a conscious effort to exercise and eat healthily to stay strong and toned, it's not all about the physical benefits for her.
"I feel so much stronger, and it’s a physical feeling, but it’s also a mental one,” she said. “[Exercise] should be the first stop for anyone who experiencesor anxiety because it encourages serotonin and endorphins. I feel so much more centered, patient, capable. It sets the next 48 hours for me.”
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A whole mood.
Bell hasand has lived with depression since she was 18. In addition to working out, the actress takes an SSRI anti-depressant, goes to therapy, and has a drop of a day to help manage her symptoms.
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Today, Bell continues to shed light on depression and supporting others who are living with mental illness, even though she was hesitant to open up about having depression at first.
"I realized that this is the shame that prevents people from talking about it," she said. "I immediately felt irresponsible, because I do care about depression not being taboo, yet I present this bubbly, outgoing girl who seemingly gets through life with a smile on her face, and I’d never discussed that some days, I don’t.”
"You just have to do the next right thing. You just stand up. That’s the next right thing. Then you brush your teeth. That’s the next right thing. It’s very one-step-at-a-time," she said.
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Next stop: a calmer, more Zen you.If you prep a mental-health toolkit of your own, you'll be so much better able to deal when anxiety starts to creep up on you, says Nicole Issa, PsyD, a Rhode Island-based psychologist. "You don’t have to worry about, 'What am I going to do next? Or what am I going to do when I feel this way?' You’re already prepared for these situations when they come.
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Kristen Bell gets candid about how she deals with her anxiety and depression .
The "Frozen 2" star doesn't want anyone to feel shame for their mental health.During a Sunday Sitdown chat with Willie Geist, the "Frozen 2" star discussed her career and personal life, including a candid conversation about a typically taboo topic: anxiety, depression and mental health at large.