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Dancing With The Stars' host Sharyn Casey shares her wellness routine

TV and radio host and mum to an adorable one-year-old, Sharyn Casey tells Now To Love that the most important way for her to stay on top of her busy schedule is to make sure she's taking time out for herself.

What does your daily routine usually look like?

It's a lot busier since having our son Tyson that's for sure!
On a work day I get Tyson up, we have breakfast then go for a 40 minute walk with the dog. At 9.30am Tyson is in childcare so I fill then until midday with work meetings. For example if I have something to do for telly, catching up with friends, working out and every two weeks I treat myself to getting my nails done for some forced time out.
From 12:30pm til 7pm I'm at The Edge getting ready and doing the afternoon show with Jono and Ben and then it's home to do the night routine with Tyson, 8pm I finally get to chill and watch TV and catch up with my husband, Bryce.

How do you keep physically fit and well?

Apart from my daily walk, I've put a lot of focus on my mental health this year because I am prone to anxiety and depression. This year a big part of keeping that in check is making sure I exercise on a regular basis.
I have made Reformer Pilates compulsory on Tuesday and Friday - my boss knows that I'm unavailable at these times and my friend Kate is the instructor so she makes sure I turn up every week - no excuses! I really love the work out and it's been great for my body post having a baby.
I try to slip in Personal Training sessions with Coach Rhys too so that I know my form is good when doing weights and if I don't have time outside of Pilates I use the app 30 Day Fitness that has awesome at home workouts that use no equipment, it can tailor something to how much time you have whether it's ten minutes or 30.

How do you try to stay positive and mentally healthy?

I have my compulsory workouts that I don't miss on Tuesdays and Fridays but in November last year I started seeing a therapist every three weeks because my anxiety started to flare up more often - it's the best thing I've ever done.
Sometimes we get real deep, sometimes it's just me whinging about mundane things or how to tackle a situation - it doesn't matter [what it's about] but it gives me a mental release.
I look at mental health like giving up a bad habit like smoking or something, it doesn't just disappear, you've got to keep working at it so you don't fall back into it or you can find a way out of it easier.
I strongly urge anyone that struggles to try it and remember it's like dating - it could take a few tries to find the right therapist, it took me 3 to find mine!
Sharyn with her co-host on Dancing With The Stars, Dai Henwood. (Image: Supplied)

When going through rough times, how do you try to pick yourself up and stay strong?

I force myself to communicate, my husband is amazing and helps steer me in the right direction, I force myself to at least walk once a day and go see my therapist more frequently.
You can catch Sharyn hosting Dancing With The Stars on Sundays and Mondays at 7pm on THREE or on The Edge's Jono, Ben & Sharyn every weekday between 3pm-7pm.