THE MONDAY SUPPLEMENT: HEALTH & BEAUTY: ME AND MY HEALTH: Abigail Fisher
ABIGAIL FISHER, 28, was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. She studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and has appeared in TV hits Heartbeat, The Lakes, Sex, Chips and Rock 'n' Roll and Hollyoaks.
She lives in Leeds and joined the cast of Emmerdale in March playing Siobhan Marsden.
HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU NEED?
It depends if I'm on holiday or have a spare week off. I hate staying in bed so I don't mind if I have six or seven hours.
But, when I'm working I need at least seven to eight hours to function properly - especially when there are lines to be learnt.
HOW DO YOU FEEL FIRST THING IN THE MORNING?
Since I have stopped smoking, very good. Definitely not as lethargic as I used to be.
Because I love my job I don't think twice about the mornings.
WHAT EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?
I frequent the gym (on good weeks) two to three times, for three-quarters of an hour cardio, half an hour of weights and resistance work.
I sometimes run and play squash, which I'm getting better at every time I go.
ARE YOU CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT?
Yes. Luckily, I love fruit, vegetables and cooking.
I never find it a hassle - but my big downfall is cheese.
ARE YOU OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN OVERWEIGHT?
I think I'm slightly overweight now. I never weigh myself, I can usually tell by my clothes and how I feel.
I quit smoking and instead of a fag, I'll now have a biscuit. …