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Tuesday 16 October 2018

My Health: Anna Daly TV3 presenter (33)

Q DO YOU GO TO THE GYM OR CLASSES?

A I go to Pilates Plus in Dun Laoghaire. It's basically a more intensive version of Pilates. I just need to get to it more often. I'm also a member of a gym and the same applies!

Q DO YOU TAKE VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS?

A I take a multi-vitamin every day -- if I haven't managed to eat healthy balanced meals that day, then the vitamin will certainly do me no harm!

Q HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN HOSPITAL?

A Not since I was a child (about three years of age) with the whooping cough.

Q WHAT WAS YOUR WORST ILLNESS?

A That whooping cough. Thankfully, I've had no hospital stays since then.

Q WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURE IF YOU ARE SICK?

A A cup of tea is always comforting. Or Lucozade if I'm feeling dehydrated.

Q WOULD YOU GET YOUR FIVE-A-DAY?

A I try to and I'm conscious of it. But I don't achieve it every day, unfortunately.

Q ANY VICES?

A White wine and the odd mojito!

Q EVER DIETED?

A No. I'd be a hopeless dieter, I have no willpower when it comes to saying no to desserts or chocolate and I love my food too much. I do try to stay active by walking regularly, going to Pilates or working out at the gym. I'd much rather burn it off than sacrifice it.

Q ANY FAMILY AILMENTS?

A We're all fairly healthy, thankfully.

Q HOW MANY HOURS SLEEP WOULD YOU GET A NIGHT?

A Well now there's a question! It could range from five to nine hours, depending on what shift I'm on -- it's the nature of a breakfast show. I make up for it at weekends.

Q DO YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH GOALS?

A To make it to my Pilates class more often!

Q DO YOU SMOKE?

A No.

Q WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LEISURE ACTIVITY?

A Walking with my girlfriends, with the chatter and gossip the time flies!

Anna Daly is a presenter on TV3's Ireland AM, 7am to 10am weekdays, and the National Lottery programme Monday Millions on TV3