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Tuesday 14 August 2018

My health: Sarah McGovern

Model 30

DO YOU GO TO THE GYM OR CLASSES?

Yes. I go to a trainer twice a week, Stuart Ward -- he is based in Sandyford. Then I would go to the gym myself and do my own cardio work, probably one other day a week. Because of a model's schedule, I can never stick to classes, as I never know what I will be doing week to week.

DO YOU TAKE VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS?

I take a thing which is called Juice Plus. It is basically a whole-food supplement. I take two fruit ones in the morning and two vegetable ones in the evening. It is 17 fruits and vegetables condensed into powder form. I have been taking them for 12 years and it complements my diet. I have also recently started taking cod liver oil tablets over the winter.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN HOSPITAL?

Luckily, no.

WHAT WAS YOUR WORST ILLNESS?

I've been pretty lucky as an adult but when I was a child, I got the measles twice, which is pretty unheard of. I had shingles as well aged eight, which was unusual because adults usually get it.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURE?

I double up on my Juice Plus. But I am very lucky. I don't get colds any more. I would take Lemsip I suppose.

WOULD YOU GET YOUR FIVE-A-DAY?

I do like to eat fruit and vegetables. Although I've heard that we should be eating something more like nine-a-day!

ANY VICES?

Chocolate. I eat chocolate probably every day. It's just something I love to have.

EVER DIETED?

I would starve if I dieted! I try and get as much goodness as I can into me with breakfast, lunch, and dinner and if I do have my treat -- chocolate -- then that's fine. I love good food.

ANY FAMILY AILMENTS?

No, thankfully we're all pretty healthy.

HOW MANY HOURS SLEEP WOULD YOU GET A NIGHT?

It depends how early I have to get up. I guess on average about seven, or eight hours.

DO YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH GOALS?

Just to stay fit and to maintain a healthy weight.

ARE YOU A SMOKER?

No, I'm not.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE LEISURE ACTIVITIES?

Probably going to the gym and meeting friends and family for lunch.

Sarah McGovern is a model with the Andrea Roche Model Agency. She is also an agent for Gemini jewellery

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