Pink says she works out 3 times a day on tour: 'I identify with my core, my intuition and my strength'
Pink is opening up about how she healed her body and mind after experiencing grief.
The singer, who is famous for her aerial gymnastics routines during her performances, sat down with Women’s Health and spoke about her passion for moving her body. The Grammy winner works out every day. But when she's on tour, she exercises three times a day, which includes two hours of cardio at night. She told the magazine, "I like being strong."
"I identify with my core, my intuition and my strength," Pink explained. "I have wide, big feet, and I joke, 'The better to kick you with.' I'm short, close to the ground, fast, and agile."
Pink also spoke about spending time at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, which focuses on the "anti-inflammatory" Kushi diet. The two-week stay was a reset for her body and mind following the deaths of her father and her family nanny.
"I was probably a bit depressed from all of the loss," she said of deciding to visit the clinic. "I couldn't lose weight to save my life. I would work out three hours a day, eat clean, and my metabolism was a dud — I couldn't get anything started. And I was like, 'I'm exhausted, I'm sad, I haven't been away from my family for three years — not even overnight. And I just need a minute.'"
Pink, who shares two kids with husband Carey Hart, said the trip was the "longest I've ever been away from my kids, and the biggest gift I've ever given myself.
"I did it for me," she added, "which in turn would be for them."
Pink has long spoken about taking care of her mental health. In May, she partnered with the Child Mind Institute for its Dare to Share campaign, which encourages young people to discuss their mental health. She spoke about suffering from "pretty awful panic attacks" when she was younger.
"I had a number of EKGs that always led back to 'You're fine, you're fine, there's nothing wrong, you're imagining it all, it'S all in your head,'" she explained. "Then I started seeing a therapist, and then I started doing all these things. I started learning all these steps on how to take care of myself, I'd never been taught how to take care of myself."
In a 2019 interview with USA Today, she spoke about why therapy is important to her self-care.
"I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out," she told the outlet. "What I love about therapy is that they'll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that's uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with. I think the reason I can go to such uncomfortable places and be so honest is because I have a really healthy sense of humor. I'm extremely self-deprecating, and when s*** goes bad — which in any life is inevitable — you've just got to find the funny. It's because I can laugh that I can cry so hard."
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