Big Narstie uses gym to 'clear his head' as he helps teens tackle anxiety

Big Narstie is either known to you for his grime music or his side-splitting appearances on panel shows or his own series on Channel 4.

But now you can add another line to his CV – helping the kids.

The 33-year-old has teamed up with The Gym Group to encourage teenagers to use exercise as a way to relieve stress.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Narstie – real name Tyrone Lindo – said: ‘The gym is great for your mental health, so I teamed up with the Gym Group to tackle teen anxiety and fitness levels. It’s good to help the kids.’

The Gym Group is opening its doors to 16 to 19-year-olds during exam revision time, to help students lower their stress levels and release endorphins.

And Narstie himself joined in on the fitness while promoting the campaign, lifting weights and learning the proper squatting form.

The Brushman rapper added that he is using exercise himself for his mental health, telling us: ‘I like to use the gym to clear my mind, but I’m new to the gym world.’

Narstie has been open about living with bipolar disorder, having self-diagnosing himself with the condition after realising the symptoms fit.

And previously speaking to the Radio Times, the MC urged people to speak out on their mental health.

He said: ‘Don’t forget to tell people how you’re feeling. The reason I get a lot off my chest is because I let everyone know how I feel. Nothing’s bottled up… so that people know when to give you space and when to check on you, you’ve got to communicate.

‘There was a long period of my life when I was trying to be normal and fit in, I was scared to randomly scream and say the crazy stuff that was in my head at the time. So, in a sense, that stunted my beauty because I wasn’t being open to the world about what I am.’

You can sign up to The Gym Group here. 

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