Lena Dunham Credits Exercise In Helping Her with Her Anxiety, OCD and Depression
By Antoinette Bueno
Looking good, Lena Dunham!
The 28-year-old Girls creator Instagrammed a snapshot of herself mid-workout on Saturday, looking fit in a bright yellow sports bra and printed green leggings. But it wasn't her cute exercise outfit that had fans paying attention -- the always candid Lena also got personal about her reasons for exercising.
And despite facing some ribbing from people in the past, like Howard Stern -- who once called her a "little fat chick" -- they're not purely physical.
"Promised myself I would not let exercise be the first thing to go by the wayside when I got busy with Girls Season 5 and here is why: it has helped with my anxiety in ways I never dreamed possible," she explained on Saturday. "To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I'm glad I did. It ain't about the ass, it's about the brain."