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By Amy Spencer
You'd never guess looking at her now, but just four months ago, Brooke Burke-Charvet was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. The diagnosis was a shock for the 41-year-old Dancing With the Stars cohost. Newly married to David Charvet, the mom of four was busy juggling her career and blended family when, last Spring, her doctor found a lump.
She is now cancer-free, and the experience reinforced Brooke's belief in the importance of taking care of yourself — inside and out. Here's her everyday advice for eating right, getting fit, and staying grounded.
Focus on what matters
"Dance through the chaos. Breathe through everything. I've got four kids — including a 13-year-old going on 30 — and this is my second marriage. I know there's not going to be balance in every day, so I don't beat myself up. I'm an idealist; I strive and dream big. But I focus on the stuff that really matters, and I let everything else roll off. Truly, truly, truly."
Keep the romance going
"In our house, with four kids, it's tough to remember we're a couple, not just people's parents! We try to have a regular date night, but sometimes it doesn't happen, so we make sure we connect every week. Maybe it's a lunch. Maybe it's dinner after the kids fall asleep. Sometimes it's with another couple. It's just the fact that we got up, got dressed, and got out of our sweats!"
Keep reading for the rest of Brooke's tips.