Actress Candace Cameron Bure has recently said that exercising helps her to deal with depression, according to PEOPLE.

In a recent chat with The Salvation Army Midland Division in support of their upcoming Red Kettle Campaign, the 45-year-old said that exercise plays a key role in curbing depression.

She explained that she has “loved this journey of fitness” and she feels “stronger at 45 than I did when I was 20 years old.”

“It’s just every time you get stronger, or I see my muscles from doing more pushups, it keeps me going to want to do more and just keep that up,” Cameron Bure added.

“Really another big part why fitness is important for me is it’s so beneficial to my mental health,” she continued. “I juggle, as we all do, a lot of plates. I not only juggle my family but also work in a lot of different capacities. It can get really difficult. The travel can get strenuous as well. I need to keep my mental health clear.”

The Fuller House star said, “Just sweating that out and all those endorphins really help me a lot. I notice a huge difference when I don’t exercise, how much it can affect me mentally and kind of deal with depression. That’s why I keep going. There are a lot of benefits I get. My mind is most important, and exercise definitely helps that.”

Cameron Bure also revealed that family keeps her in balance. She was asked about her latest adventures in motherhood. She said she is an empty nester now that her children are no longer staying with her.

“I have just entered the season of being an empty nester,” the talk show panelist said. “I actually was an empty nester before the pandemic started.”

“My son, my youngest, was in high school but was in Minnesota,” Cameron Bure continued. “I still never really got him back home because he graduated. But now, he’s in college in Virginia. My other two who moved out, they’re older. So, this is definitely a different season of life for me.”

“But my kids don’t need me any less. At least, that’s how I like to think about it,” she added. “They’re still always calling, and we FaceTime about every other day.

“We’re a very, very close family.” She added. “I love it, but it’s different. It’s just weird not to have my kids at home anymore.”