Nathalie Emmanuel featured on the cover of Women’s Health

ICM Partners’ client Nathalie Emmanuel is known for her fierce roles in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Game of Thrones, and Maze Runner. Off-screen her strength takes a new form.

Featured on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine, Nathalie opens up about mental health, her struggles with body image, and how she healed her relationship with exercise, food, and herself.

As was the case for many around the world, the British born actress used last year’s lockdown as a period for self-reflection. Forced to pause, Nathalie took to examining the cycles of self-criticism she had fallen into and the subsequent impact on her overall wellbeing. “We just beat ourselves up constantly, and we’re never perfect enough,” she reflected, “I had to change how I interacted with exercise and decide what I wanted to get from it.”

This led Nathalie back to yoga, a practice she has incorporated into her regular workout regimen. “What I love about yoga is there’s no pressure to be the best at it,” she said. “Even if you just lie on your mat for the hour and breathe with intention, you’re doing yoga.” Yoga has helped Nathalie strike the essential balance between physical and mental health.

In addition to crediting her trainer, Tyrone Brennard, for helping craft a routine that maintains physical and mental balance, Nathalie told the magazine that adopting a vegan diet eliminated her migraines. Enjoying good food with loved ones has become a very important aspect of her journey, as as the summer approaches and lockdown restrictions ease, she is hoping to do it more regularly.

Read more about Nathalie’s experience in her article with Women’s Health.