12/14/2010 12:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Brooke Burke In 'Shape': In Bikini, Talks Exercise And Sex (PHOTO)

Brooke Burke knows the keys to living a balanced life: exercise and sex.

The model, author and 'Dancing With The Stars' host graces the cover of Shape magazine this month, wearing just a bikini and showing off her trademark body. She gives her favorite exercise tips, and more importantly, talks why it's so important.

"First, you need to be healthy," Burke told the magazine (via People). "That means exercising to relieve stress and build energy. It truly is good for your sex drive to work out."

Certainly a win-win situation. And as for sex? Even if you're a mom, make sure you're having it:

"I'll fess up here," Burke told Shape. "Sometimes we're so tired, it's just a glass of wine and a good night's sleep. But the point is that we're making a commitment to each other and saying, 'We love the kids, but we matter too,'" she confessed about her relationship with actor David Charvet.

Another way Burke keeps in shape: a proper diet. And she's not into fad dieting.

"I've tried just about every crazy diet you can imagine. But now I've learned what really works for my body," she said, with the magazine listing a Mediterranean diet of lean chicken, beef, fish and salad as her preferred menu. "I also eat five small meals a day. And I never skip breakfast, even if it's just a protein shake."

Burke talks much more about her views on motherhood and life balance in her book, 'The Naked Mom,' which was released this year.