Health MOT: Eunice Lam of Orchid Chinese Dancing Group

EUNICE Lam is part of the Orchid Chinese Dancing Group in Newcastle.

Eunice Lam of Orchid Chinese Dancing Group

EUNICE Lam is part of the Orchid Chinese Dancing Group in Newcastle. They are performing at the Chinese New Year celebrations on Sunday, January 29.

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Were you ill much as a child?

No. However, I coughed easily between the ages of seven to nine. As soon as I approached teenage I got really fit.

What sports and activities did you take part in at school?

Nothing. Not very active.

Have you ever had a health scare?

No. But I have knee pain. It started about 10 years ago. I have been playing badminton for 15 years. For the first 10 years I played five times a week. The knee pain is generated from my badminton-playing. I should have stopped when the pain started, but I did not and it got worse. I stopped playing badminton from June 2011.

Have you ever had an operation?

Not exactly surgery. But I had a keyhole investigation on my left knee, called an arthroscopy at October 2010.

How often do you exercise and what do you do?

I dance six times a week.

Ballroom and Latin dancing, salsa, belly dancing, and Chinese dancing.

What’s the most challenging activity/event you’ve ever done?

There is no particular challenging event that I can remember.

Have you ever done the Great North Run?


How do you keep motivated?

I love dancing, so I just do it every day.

What’s your diet like and how could you change it?

My diet is quite healthy and I don’t have a sweet tooth. I love vegetables more than meat, and I have fruit every day. There is nothing I want to change. Maybe trying not to over-eat. Stop when I feel full, but not finish everything on the plate.

Have you ever been on a diet and did it work?


Are you happy with your body?

I think so.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Shopping and spending money.

How much do you drink a week?

I don’t drink.

Have you ever smoked?


What are your health and fitness goals for the future?

Try to keep my knees working so I can carry on dancing.

It would be nice to lose three to five pounds in weight.


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