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Tuesday 21 August 2018

My health: Lisa Cannon TV Presenter

DO YOU GO TO THE GYM OR CLASSES?

Yes, I do go to the gym — finally, after nattering about it for years. I decided to go because, although I lost weight last year, I needed to tone. I go to Fitness Together in Rathmines and I've been boxing there since day one.

DO YOU TAKE VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS?

I am going to start taking cod liver oil and perhaps vitamin C to ward off colds since I travel a lot, and bugs fly around on planes.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN HOSPITAL?

Only for a minor thing, thankfully. I did break my arm as a kid. I fell down from my aunt's rotting tree in Belfast after an ambitious game of hide and seek with my cousins.

WHAT WAS YOUR WORST ILLNESS?

Chicken pox when I was five years old, without a shadow of a doubt — I remember the insatiable need to scratch.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURE?

Bed, DVDs and Lemsip.

WOULD YOU GET YOUR FIVE-ADAY?

I'm trying to . . . I'm starting to eat fruits, but the exotic ones are more appealing, such as berries and pineapples and bananas. I detest cucumbers, grapefruits and melon — they are all so tasteless and dull. I am trying to do fun fruits and opt for smoothies a lot, too, to keep my taste buds guessing!

ANY VICES?

Chocolate and cheese. If I even look when someone else is eating them, they go on my hips. I devour them with delight and I always get my daily 4pm panic that I won't be able to find either! It usually ends up with me raiding some of the other shows’ desks in TV3 until I find some!

EVER DIETED?

Hell, yeah . . . I'm pretty much the standard. But now I'm trying to be healthy rather than do a Bridget Jones on it. Don't count calories; just try to eat decent good food with a dollop of the evil goodies thrown in!

ANY FAMILY AILMENTS?

Like so many families, cancer has stolen so many of my loved ones and friends' lives.

HOW MANY HOURS SLEEP WOULD YOU GET A NIGHT?

Not enough. I am a total night owl. I'm always up until at least 1 or 2am on weeknights. I do my best work in the evening.

DO YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH GOALS?

I'd just love to have my body in the best way it can be.

DO YOU SMOKE?

I've seen what smoking can do to people. Best advice anyone can ever give you is don't start.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LEISURE ACTIVITY?

At the moment it's the boxing — love it. After that my passion is to dance. I waltzed with my 97-year-old grandmother this Christmas to Frank Sinatra beside the tree and we had a hoot!

Lisa is a showbiz reporter for Xpose which is broadcast on TV3, weekdays at 6pm

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