How Demi Lovato stays confident both physically and mentally

By Hayley Bradbrook

Demi Lovato has never shied away from sharing her struggles with body image and mental health with her adoring fans. Now, the singer is being even more transparent by revealing how she became more confident, both physically and mentally.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYDemi Lovato uses exercise and postiive thinking to boost her confidence

“I feel the most confident when I'm in the gym,” she told US Weekly, adding that working out on a daily basis is very healing for her. “[It’s] definitely therapeutic,” she added. The “No Promise” singer further explained that she tries to clear her head by boxing, kickboxing or training in mixed martial arts such as Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu.

When she isn’t breaking a sweat, the 24-year-old admitted that she shakes negative thoughts by telling herself powerful daily affirmations. “[I] [look] in the mirror, telling myself I'm beautiful no matter what and just learning to accept my flaws for what they are and knowing that, you know, my curves are beautiful, and I am who I am,” she said.

The Hollywood star hopes that by sharing these tips, young women will feel inspired to hit the gym, get healthy and ultimately “feel comfortable in their skin.”

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYThe 24-year-old designed a capsule collection for Kate Hudson's clothing company Fabletics

The former Camp Rock star’s healthily attitude about body image and dedication to self-care hasn’t gone unnoticed by the likes of Kate Hudson, who recently recruited the star to design a capsule collection for her clothing company Fabletics. Demi described the line (which is set to drop mid-May) as “edgy and comfortable and chic.” Some of our favourite pieces? Heart-print leggings and graphic tanks that feature some of Demi’s most inspiring lyrics.

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