Candace Cameron Bure exercises to keep her mental health “clear”
The ‘Fuller House’ actress admitted she notices a “huge difference” in her mood if she doesn’t work out and so likes to stay as active as possible in order to keep depression at bay
16 September 2021
She said: "It’s just every time you get stronger, or I see my muscles from doing more push-ups, it keeps me going to want to do more and just keep that up.”
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Really [a] big part why fitness is important for me is it’s so beneficial to my mental health.
“I juggle, as we all do, a lot of plates. I not only juggle my family but also work in a lot of different capacities. It can get really difficult.
"I need to keep my mental health clear. Just sweating that out and all those endorphins really help me a lot. I notice a huge difference when I don’t exercise, how much it can affect me mentally and kind of deal with depression. That’s why I keep going.
“There are a lot of benefits I get. My mind is most important, and exercise definitely helps that."
And Candace feels in better shape now than she ever has.
She told The Salvation Army Midland Division: “I feel stronger at 45 than I did when I was 20 years old.
The actress – who has Natasha, 23, Lev, 21, and Maksim, 19, with husband Valeri Bure – is in a “different season” of life now because her kids have all left home but she insisted her brood still need her just as much as they ever did.
She said: "My kids are all young adults. I actually was an empty nester before the pandemic started. My son, my youngest, was in high school but was in Minnesota. I still never really got him back home because he graduated. But now, he’s in college in Virginia.
"My other two who moved out, they’re older. So, this is definitely a different season of life for me.
"But my kids don’t need me any less. At least, that’s how I like to think about it. They’re still always calling, and we FaceTime about every other day."
However, Candace admitted it’s “weird” that they’ve all flown the nest now.
She said: “We are a very, very close family. I love it, but it’s different. It’s just weird not to have my kids at home anymore."