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Howie Mandel runs to be calm, works to help others with A-fib
Howie Mandel runs to be calm, works to help others with A-fib

Comedian Howie Mandel has been open about his mental illness, but what many don't know is how he uses exercise to calm his mind and control compulsive thoughts. Was physical activity something you've always been interested in, or is this new? I wasn't an active kid. My mind was, but my body? Not too much. I had a great imagination, but I was preoccupied with compulsive thoughts, and ADD, and I acted out. I was never really athletic. In high school I was trying to get the interest of girls, but I couldn't get on any teams. I was 4 foot 10 and maybe 90 pounds, and I figured sports would be an in-road into meeting women. The only team I could get on was the wrestling...

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