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Lena Dunham on Why She Has Started Exercising

Lena Dunham Has Started Exercising Regularly, and Not For "the Ass"

Lena Dunham is known for getting personal with her fans, and she shared an honest, inspiring message over the weekend about why she's been exercising regularly and doesn't plan to stop. The Girls actress and writer began posting photos about a month ago to her Instagram account of herself and friends doing acroyoga after Tracy Anderson recommended the therapeutic workout. Lena is continuing to exercise at Tracy Anderson's studio, and not because she's trying to get abs of steel. Here's Lena's caption of her most recent photo:

Promised myself I would not let exercise be the first thing to go by the wayside when I got busy with Girls Season 5 and here is why: it has helped with my anxiety in ways I never dreamed possible. To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I'm glad I did. It ain't about the ass, it's about the brain. Thank you @tracyandersonmethod for showing me the light (and @bandierfit is where I bought my Florida mom inspired workout look.) #notsponsored #stillmedicated

She's right; there are so many health benefits of exercise, and hitting the gym shouldn't just be about the way you want to look. You go, girl.

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