Brooke Burke-Charvet talked about her cancer scare and aging gracefully during an interview with Health magazine. The interview landed in the magazine’s April issue.
Burke-Charvet, a Dancing with the Stars co-host, revealed she’s not as concerned about aging as she used to be. She added that, after coming to terms with her tumor, she’s cherishing where she is at in life.
She revealed to the magazine, “You have to embrace Mother Nature a little.” For Brooke, that means aging — gracefully, of course. Burke-Charvet added, “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.”
Brooke Burke-Charvet underwent a thyroidectomy in December 2012 to remove a benign tumor in her throat. She added that she will continue to take thyroid drugs, because the organ was removed. She added, “For 10 years I’ve had Hashimoto’s disease, which is when your thyroid is not functioning properly, so I’d already been taking Synthroid.”
In announcing she was-cancer free, Brooke, who used to be a bikini model, also showed off her scar, which is a line across her throat. Along with talking about aging, Burke-Charvet also discussed fitness, a subject she keeps close to her heart. She urged listeners to keep up daily exercise and eating right.
The fitness fanatic added, “It’s really all about portion control.” She added that it’s important to commit and make a plan for your fitness schedule. Brooke Burke-Charvet explained:
“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.”
Along with her advice on fitness and talks about aging gracefully, Brooke Burke-Charvet also admitted she picks favorites on Dancing with the Stars. One of those favorites happens to be Rob Kardashian. Why? She explained, “When he started he had no confidence, then he learned to dance and became this stud.”