There exists a perception about mental health issues that they inflict only those people who have visibly dissatisfying events happening in their life, such as the loss of a loved one, getting fired from a job, or ending a long-term relationship.
But this is not always the case. Sometimes, mental health issues occur out of the blue and impact those who have a seemingly perfect life, like Howie Mandel.
Mandel acts in the capacity of a judge on the hit TV show called America’s Got Talent and has also worked on shows like Deal or No Deal.
His career is full of similar jobs, which is why he finds his work to be very satisfying as, through these shows, he plays a part in bringing a smile to others. According to him, this positive energy is essential for him to feel healthy, and health is of a huge priority for him now that he is in his late 60s.
Usually, people slow down with work after they cross the age of 60, as they start preparing for retirement which is bound to happen in a few years. But that is not how Mandel plans on living the rest of his years.
In fact, he has many new projects lined up which also includes a comedy special, which would be the first time he would be performing as a comedian in over 20 years.
However, Mandel is still sticking to his fitness regimen even though he is clearly extremely busy. According to him, physical activity is not only essential for him to maintain a toned physique, but also very important to sustain proper mental health.
According to him, since he finds himself incapable of sitting down without feeling restless, something which stems from his ADHD as well as OCD (both of which have been formally diagnosed in him), exercising is a good way to address those conditions.
That is why you can find Mandel on a treadmill almost every day and he runs, sometimes for more than seven miles in a single day, to offer his mind the relaxation it needs to carry on with the day without feeling hyperactive.
Another way he addresses his hyperactivity is through committing with different projects at the same time so that he always has something to do. According to him, working on multiple projects at the same time offers him a lot of excitement, as this eliminates the possibility of monotony entering his lifestyle.
Mandel’s stand up comedy special has gained a lot of favorable reviews, even though he has done it after many years
Diet Is Also Important
But diet is also very important to Mandel, even though he may not talk about it as much as he talks about running. According to him, he was a huge fan of fast food in his 20s, and thankfully, with age, he realized that it was not a healthy dietary choice and he needed to make some changes.
After getting diagnosed with higher-than-normal cholesterol in his blood, Mandel still was not very fond of making substantial changes to his habits, however now he does count calories and measures his portions.