fashion buyer arlene bowles-mccarthy (32) is set for spinning classes
What was the last thing you ate?
My breakfast: porridge with skimmed milk and raspberries and a cup of tea
Do you go to gym or classes?
I don't enjoy the gym to be honest. I much prefer to go for walks in the evenings. I am, however, looking at taking up a spinning class to improve my fitness.
Do you take vitamins or supplements?
Yes, a multivitamin during the winter months.
What foods always go in your shopping trolley?
Porridge, tuna, salad, vegetables, fruit, chicken breasts, stir-fry vegetables, wholegrain rice and popcorn for a snack.
Have you ever been in hospital?
Not since I was seven and had pneumonia.
What was your worst illness?
What is your favourite cure?
I'm not sure it's considered a cure but I swear by tea-tree oil, a great natural antiseptic.
Would you get your five a day?
I would, five days out of seven. I try to drink smoothies and juices when I can. Also, I try to eat fruit as snacks and vegetables with my dinner. Sometimes, however, if I am travelling I do find it hard, depending where you eat out.
What is your favourite meal to cook?
Chicken or prawn stir-fry. It's quick, simple and nutritious.
Crisps and skinny cappuccinos.
Yes, I went on a gluten-free/ detox diet two years ago. I felt great on the diet and did lose weight. However, it is very hard to maintain.
Any family ailments?
There is a history of heart disease on my mum's side of the family.
How many hours do you get a night?
Approximately eight hours. I am the type of person who needs their sleep!
Do you have any health goals?
Yes to get fitter and to tone up. I don't need to loose weight as such, just to lower my percentage of body fat and increase muscle.
Do you smoke or have you ever smoked?
As a teenager, I experimented.
Choose one food to bring to a desert island with you?
Watermelon, refreshing and tasty in one!
Arlene is senior fashion and accessories buyer with Richard Alan/Pamela Scott.