Jennifer Lopez has shared an insight into her gruelling workout routine, revealing it is the best thing for both her physical and mental wellness.

The 53-year-old singer and actress told US Weekly how important moving her body is to help keep a positive mental attitude.

“It’s no secret that fitness is a very important part of my life… I think there’s a positive correlation between exercise and mental health,” she said.

J-Lo’s claims have long been backed up by healthcare professionals, with the website reading, “Research shows that people who exercise regularly have better mental health and emotional wellbeing, and lower rates of mental illness.”

“Taking up exercise seems to reduce the risk of developing mental illness… and seems to help in treating some mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety.”

Lopez went on to say, “When you find a good balance through determination and focus, we’re naturally pushing to be the best version of ourselves.”

She usually begins her workouts “first thing in the morning”, which usually means rolling out of bed before 5am.

J-Lo regularly mixes up her workouts, explaining, “I’m always evolving and looking for things that keep me excited and motivated.”

“I’m not afraid to challenge myself, so I’m open to pushing myself, which is what I’m doing right now as I rehearse for my new album, [This Is Me… Now], coming out this summer.”

Even Jennifer’s trainer Tracy Anderson said the pop star goes above and beyond for her health and fitness, pushing herself for maximum results.

‘”She shows up no matter what, she takes the time seriously, she knows her body, she wants to be herself,” Anderson has said.

“She knows that putting in the hard work to get her workout in is part of it.”

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This article first appeared on Over60.