In every sense of the word, Carrie Bickmore is a superwoman. The 38-year-old mother-of-three works two high-profile jobs, one as the host of Channel Ten's The Project and the other as the co-host of the Hit Network's Carrie & Tommy show. Not to mention she's been successfully running Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation since 2015, helping raise millions towards brain cancer research.
Watch Below: Carrie Bickmore Gets Real About Her Body.
But how does she keep it all together? Speaking to marie claire, Carrie gets real about looking after body - both physically and mentally.
How do you ensure you stick to keeping physically and mentally balanced?
I need to keep active for my mind as much as my body. There have been many times in my life where exercise has really helped me get through some tough times. Sometimes going for a run in the outdoors and just listening to music is really good for the soul.
I can’t do as much fitness as I want because I have a busy life with work and the kids but I do notice when I haven’t had a chance to get out and do something active because I start to feel flat. I’m running the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival this September, which gives me a goal to train towards and get excited about. It’s also made it easier to drag myself out for a run on the cooler winter mornings!
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What would be your tips to women who are too afraid to take that first step when it comes to exercise?
Just do it. We can find a whole lot of reasons not to exercise, work, kids, stuff to get done around the house, but you just got to get out there. I could never run. I hated it. So, I downloaded the couch to 5k app and worked up to it slowly. Also, it’s easier to exercise with a friend, that way you feel bad cancelling!
What do you do to keep yourself mentally in check?
Listen to music. My world would be such a sad place without music. I put music on when I am happy, music on when I am feeling flat and love to dance around the house with the kids. I feel instantly better.
Why is staying on top of your physical health so important to you?
I believe we all need to try and find balance in our lives when we can and in our own ways. Trying to find that balance physically and mentally is a big part of this for me, whether that be going for a run, walk with friends or a pilates class on the weekend, it’s the perfect way to check-in with me and how I am feeling.
Teaming up with Blackmores to run the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on September 15, Carrie is encouraging people to listen to their bodies and pay attention to those 'niggles'.