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Tuesday 12 December 2017

My Health

Camilla Speirs (22), from Co Kildare, 2012 Olympic equestrian hopeful

What was the last thing you ate?

An apple.

Do you go to the gym or classes?

I go running and enjoy pilates -- along with riding about eight horses a day which keeps me pretty fit!

Do you take vitamins or supplements?

No, but I do eat very healthily. I would snack a lot to keep my energy levels up while horse-riding and training and I make sure I'm always well hydrated.

What foods always go in your shopping trolley?

Celery, decaf tea and coffee, spinach, tuna, tomatoes and fat-free yogurt. And biscuits for an odd treat!

Have you ever been in hospital?

I was airlifted to hospital after a fall off my horse but it was a false alarm and I came out without even a bruise.

What was your worst illness?

Touch wood, I have never been ill.

What is your favourite cure?

I'm too busy getting ready for the Olympics to go out drinking. I think tea is a great cure for everything.

Would you get your five a day?

Yes!

What is your favourite meal to cook?

Anything with chicken, and I love roasted vegetables. To relax in between training I've been taking classes at the Village at Lyons cookery school to improve my skills.

Any vices?

I bite my nails.

Ever dieted?

My life is a diet!

Any family ailments?

No, thankfully.

How many hours sleep do you get?

A good eight a night and I try to get more when I can.

Do you have any health goals?

No I'm pretty healthy at the moment so I hope to maintain that.

Do you smoke or have you ever smoked?

No, I don't smoke.

Choose one food to bring to a desert island with you.

Apples.

> ANNA COOGAN

Camilla is Ireland's Olympic hopeful in eventing and is sponsored by the Village at Lyons, a boutique hotel destination near Celbridge (www.villageatlyons.com)

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