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The presenter is a huge fan of exercises you can incorporate into your day (Picture: Dare 2b)
She began her career as a video jockey at MTV and went on to present the reality show Survival Of The Fittest on ITV 2.
Away from broadcasting Laura is an author and model.
Her first book, No One Can Change Your Life Except You, was published in March and this month she launched her own autumn/winter sportswear collection in conjunction with Dare 2b, the leading sports brand.
What are your favourite exercises?
I love yoga and exercise that I can incorporate into my day such as walking the dog and running for a train.
Normally, I always have a pair of trainers in my bag because I travel a lot, and so no matter what country I’m in I can throw them on and go for a run or walk.
I remember working in Mexico years ago, doing behind the scenes at night on a James Bond film. I didn’t have time to see the city, but I got up super-early the next day and put on my trainers for a run around it.
What are your secret vices?
Drinking rosé wine, a lot, especially during the first lockdown!
Laura’s latest fitness goal is to get back into a routine (Picture: Dare 2b)
Any unfulfilled fitness aims?
During lockdown last year, I was loving my daily walks, but as soon as lockdown was over, I stopped doing them.
My fitness aim would be to go back to basics and keep up the routines that I adopted during lockdown, just to feel good and get energy. The more active I am the more energy I have.
How did the lockdowns impact you?
They made me feel very grateful for nature and for living near a park because going for a walk or walking the dog in nature became such an integral part of my day.
How do you relax?
With a bath. I love a bath and could be in it for an hour, until I’m shrivelled like a prune!
Any mood-boosting tips?
Just getting active by going out in the fresh air for a walk or a run, can change your mood drastically. I love sticking on a pair of headphones and listening to an uplifting podcast, while running or walking.
I do that especially if I’m getting stressed at work. Just removing myself from work, revives me.
Keeping active helps Laura cope with stress (Picture: Dare 2b)
How has your working life contributed to a healthier you?
My working life has not necessarily contributed to a healthier me because when you’re freelance you can end up working 24 hours a day and so it’s good to take a break. In fact, it’s important to take a break for the sake of your health.
What sportswear do you like to exercise in?
I like practical sportswear that you can layer up and mix and match, that is comfortable, and makes you feel good. [It’s for this reason that] I love Dare 2b.
You can layer everything from the sports bras to the vests and the fleeces to the gilets. Probably one of my favourite Dare 2b pieces are the rain macs because they’re so light and the hooded little jerseys ‘cos they’re great for layering.
Sometimes I feel like wearing all black [sportswear], but other times it’s nice to have a pop of colour to brighten my mood,
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