With the excitement of the start of spring comes the worry (for some) about the on-set of allergies. This includes everything from watery eyes to sneezing, coughing, runny nose, congestion, headache, and fatigue.
This may be seasonal or throughout the year depending on the pollen, dust, mold or pets affects your body. Brooke Burke, mom of four and host of Dancing with the Stars, knows about suffering from allergies all to well (check out our fitness review of the Brooke Burke line here). As an on-air personality Brooke has be on her A game which also includes feeling well and looking great since she can't be a sneezy, weepy mess on TV.
During a recent press event I learned more about her allergies and how she is using Claritin to help her throughout the day. Through the Claritin Clear Challenge she takes one 24-hour Claritin every day during allergy season (or until your triggers remain) to help you feel your very best.
During the event, I also had the chance to chat with Brooke about Motherhood, Dancing with Stars and the art of the elusive balance:
Momtrends: With a professional carrer, four children and a life on-the-go - how do you balance it all?
Brooke Burke: It's funny how you say balance. Having four kids, I try to just manage it - manage all the chaos. When I was a younger mom it was all about the kids, and my husband and I would be like 'we are so last.' And, I would tell him that I am the last last one, but now I make myself as important as everyone in the family (and my husband as well). I think for moms we need to make ourselves a priority since we all lose ourselves as we bring up our families. I also believe in giving yourself some self-care.
Momtrends: What are some fun stories from behind the scenes of Dancing with the Stars?
Brooke:One of the things I love most is watching those conquer their fear or those that never thought they could come on our show. It is also fun to see celebrities step outside of their comfort zones and be true and vulnerable. They really grow - especially some of our older contestants who have a repetitious lifestyle. They really learn and expand as they step outside of their box.
Momtrends: You mentioned that Claritin was an organic partnership. Had you treated your allergries before - did you know you were suffering from them?
Brooke: I do have an organic relationship with Claritin and I like to partner with companies that I believe in. In terms of allergies, I didn't always know that I was suffering. Actually I didn't know what was going on. I started to understand more about them when I saw the connection between when the flowers bloom and the pollen comes back. I take the 24-hour Claritin once this starts and I no longer have watery itchy eyes and I am no longer sneezing.
Are you ready to make a change? Take the Claritin Clear Challenge today:
Also, check out Brooke's video on Claritin helps her during her busy day:
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were given a goody bag at the event.