Charlotte Crosby’s health: Star ‘happy’ as she ‘never’ struggled with mental health issues
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Crosby explained that she wanted to create a fitness app that was different. After falling in love with fitness as a result of the Covid lockdown and suddenly having her work schedule on pause, the Celebrity Big Brother champion took inspiration from other fitness apps on the market and decided to create one very similar to social media apps that we all know and love. Speaking to the star, it’s clear that physical health and fitness isn’t the only thing the star is grateful for, as she considers herself “fortunate” not to have suffered much from her mental health.
Crosby explains the inspiration behind her new fitness app: “I’ve used a combination of different fitness apps and there were things I love about them and things I don’t love that I think could be done better could become.
“So when I put together my app, I put all my ideas together. The app has a very “social media” vibe, a one stop shop for everything so you don’t have to leave the app to try and find something else. You can upload photos, upload a status and give people virtual high fives.
“You can just cheer and motivate everyone and to be honest, the support in the community area alone is overwhelming.
“I sit on it at night and just read all these motivated girls cheering each other on. There is so much community spirit.”
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Despite working hard to keep fit, Crosby made the mildly shocking admission that she still eats McDonald’s four times a week when speaking to the Daily Star.
Specifically, she said, “I eat at McDonald’s four times a week.
“I like going to the movies. I always eat my hot dog before the movie even starts.”
When asked about her diet, Crosby continued, “I haven’t dieted in about three years. I eat absolutely anything I want.
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“And that’s because I put the work into the practice. I want to eat whatever I want, so I get some exercise every day.
“In your 20s you think you need to stop eating, and you really aren’t doing it to stop or lose weight.”
Crosby went on to admit that she’s not a fitness or health expert and said she’s found things that work for her. This attitude has also helped her with her mental health.
“I’m really, really fortunate that I’ve never really struggled with my mental health,” Crosby continues.
“I’m really a really happy person, I haven’t struggled with it at all in lockdown.
“Actually, I’ve really enjoyed being at home and falling in love with fitness again, having a routine. I tolerated a lot.
“And that’s me everywhere, I take positives out of everything. The most negative situation could happen and I will fight it and find something positive in it.
“I like to make lists and set goals so you have something to work towards.”
As Crosby addresses, mental health is something that affects us all. The Mental Health Foundation states that mental health problems are a major contributor to the overall burden of disease worldwide.
Major depression, in particular, is considered the second leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the burden of ischemic heart disease.
Mind, a leading mental health charity, explains that depression is a low mood that lasts a long time and impacts your everyday life. At its mildest, depression can mean just being in a bad mood. It doesn’t stop you from living your normal life, it just makes everything harder and seem less rewarding. At its worst, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal.
- During the first few months of the year, individuals can suffer from a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Typical symptoms of SAD are:
- lack of energy
- I have a hard time concentrating
- people don’t want to see
- sleep problems, such as B. Sleeping more or less than usual, difficulty waking up, or difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Feeling sad, depressed, tearful, guilty, or hopeless
- changes in your appetite, e.g. B. Feeling more hungry or craving more snacks
- More prone to physical health problems such as colds, infections, or other illnesses
- Loss of interest in sex or physical contact.
The charity explains that living with SAD can be difficult, but using these practical tips can help you overcome any symptoms:
- Make the most of natural light during the winter months
- Plan ahead for the winter
- Drink plenty of water
- talk therapy
- To write a diary.
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for confidential advice and support. Individuals can call 116 123 or email [email protected]