Health MOT

The Journal (Newcastle, England), December 20, 2012 | Go to article overview

Health MOT


FORMER English teacher Louise Collyer recently launched her very own classic acupuncture clinic. The 31-year-old from Fenham was inspired following an extensive period of travelling throughout south east Asia.

Were you ill much as a child? Only when I wanted a day off school! I was lucky enough to grow up in the countryside and was rarely sick. I got a lot of fresh country air!

What sports & activities did you take part in at school? I was part of the netball and rounders club and also enjoyed the sprinting events for track and field.

Have you ever had a health scare? Not one. I've spent a lot of time in hospital with my dad who seems to have nine lives and keeps having the strangest health scares that the doctors themselves do not understand. This all stems from him having a Wipple operation, usually performed for people with pancreatic cancer, although in his case it came about because of a stent becoming lost in his body 15 years ago. Usually patients only survive for five years or so after such an operation. His body now works differently and he is on medication for life. This w1as partly why I wanted to become an acupuncturist, to see if I could find another way to help treat his symptoms that does not involve medication.

Have you ever had an operation? I had to have a few incisions made on my voice box when I was about 22 - trying to talk to people in loud venues still leads to me losing my voice the next day.

How often do you exercise and what do you do? I have quite a set routine. Pilates every Monday and Qigong every Thursday. During the winter I climb indoors once a week, in the summer I will also try and get out to the crag or the hills at the weekend. I cycle to work every day and also try and run once a week.

What's the most challenging activity/event you've ever done? Climbing Mt Kinabalu in Borneo is my highest mountain yet. Also cycling the castles and coast route whilst also camping was the hardest bike ride I've done.

Have you ever done the Great North Run? Not yet - I'm building up to my first half marathon, but the Great North Run might be a bit too busy for my liking.

How do you keep motivated? Mainly by sticking to a routine and not letting it slip. I'm also very aware that in order to help people change their lifestyle and habits, I need to set strong impression myself and be in optimum health and strength. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • A full archive of books and articles related to this one
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Health MOT
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.