Gorgeous Welsh-born movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones spent five days in a mental-health facility last year when she got diagnosed with bipolar disease. But look at her now. She is beautiful, healthy and hot on the cover of December's InStyle magazine!
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The 43-year-old Welsh actress gave a candid interview to InStyle magazine for its December issue, in which she discusses her struggle with the mood swing disorder.
“It’s not easy. I’m not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it’s completely controllable,” Zeta-Jones told the magazine. “I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don’t have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”
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Oscar-winning Zeta-Jones also said that exercise was extremely helpful to both her physical and mental health: "I don't have a trainer. Crazy, right? But I don't need anyone to motivate me. I love exercise, even things like the elliptical and stretching," she says. "It really helps my mood too, which, with the bipolar thing, is important."
These days she's infatuated with hula-hooping at least 20 minutes a day, "I discovered a new one at Danskin that's smaller and weighted," she says. that's smaller and weighted," she says.
The wife of movie star Michael Douglas mentions that her children, Dylan Michael Douglas, 12, and daughter Carys Zeta Douglas, 9, also serve as a kind of daily mood-booster.
The December issue of InStyle is on newsstands Friday.