brooke burke charvet aging gracefully Brooke Burke Charvet talks aging gracefully: 'Embrace Mother Nature'Brooke Burke-Charvet, host of “Dancing With the Stars,” is in the April issue of Health magazine, where she talks about her healthy lifestyle secrets.

On aging gracefully:

“The 40s are a reality check. That’s when some people are trying to look 25. I would like to slow down my aging process, but I don’t want to look like a pumpkin, all swollen! I don’t want to fill every flaw in my face. A few? [Laughs] But you have to embrace Mother Nature a little. I’m a woman. I’m a wife. I’m a mother of four. I don’t want to look like a 25-year-old anymore. I want to be my best healthy self.”

Do indulge, sometimes:

“If your body is really craving something, you might need it. Last night, my mom came over and made homemade meatballs and Bolognese, which is so not on the plan. But I had a couple of meatballs and a little less pasta. Do it in moderation, then get back on track.”

Do your best to stick to your workout:

“Pay for that class, buy that DVD, commit with a girlfriend. As working women and moms, we make it to all our meetings, get our kids to every appointment. But you have to make yourself a priority. Just commit. Write it down. Make a plan. I try to do my workouts early in the day, after I drop my kids off at school, so they’re just done. I think if you procrastinate your workout, as evening falls, it’s just never gonna happen! Also, I want that energy. I want that adrenaline.”

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