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Old Aug 18th 2012, 3:25 am
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Does surprise me
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Old Aug 18th 2012, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by ozzieeagle View Post
Now that is funny. Probably a ring of truth in it actually. If your not happy with your place in the world, those feelings tend to manifest themselves in minor ailments and worse. I get hayfever which sometimes becomes asthma myself here. I reckon I had it undiagnosed in the UK, I certainly had pretty bad symptoms on my last trip back in the month of June.

I can remember having runny noses every winter in the UK.... Never had as regular as clockwork bouts of that here.
I can only assume neither you nor Polly fairly represent the ordinary Australian.
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I've been sicker since I moved to Australia than I was for years in the UK.
Failing eyesight due to shingles. constant eczema due to too much or too little humidity, constant reliance on antihistamines due to hayfever all year round, and for the first time in my life officially diagnosed with serious depression.

Yeah, its a really healthy place to be
Funny that i've been far healthier since i moved to Australia, than i was in the Uk.

Failing eyesight due to getting a little older , my eczema has cleared up 100% (and i was in hospital a couple of times mine was that bad), not took any hayfever tablets since i've been here (no symptons) and i have officially been diagnosed with serious HAPPINESS....
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I can only assume neither you nor Polly fairly represent the ordinary Australian.
I'm glad to say I bear absolutely no resemblance to the ordinary Australian! That would depress me even more than ever
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Does surprise me
I think it would surprise many, I wonder how a country gets on the healthiest AND fattest lists at the same time ?
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I think it would surprise many, I wonder how a country gets on the healthiest AND fattest lists at the same time ?
Well I don't think the fattest are in the majority yet so everyone who isn't in the fattest club must obviously be in the healthiest club. Where people like me go who are neither fat nor particularly healthy I have no idea.
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I'm sure there is a list with you in it somewhere.
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I'm sure there is a list with you in it somewhere.
I find that quite disappointing but have no doubt you're right.
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I imagine I am on more than one list, possibly one involving most wanted
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I think it would surprise many, I wonder how a country gets on the healthiest AND fattest lists at the same time ?
US most blubbery with 34% of adults obese, Mexico second with 30%, NZ third with 27%, Australia and UK proudly tied at fourth with 25% of adults obese.

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apparently the fattest people have among the longest life expectancies?
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I can imagine a fat person in Australia is going to live a lot longer than a malnourished person in a developing country with inadequate healthcare and general infrastructure.

Of course, there's even some countries in Europe that have similar issues that impact on health.

Why on earth wouldn't Australia be one of the healthiest countries in the world when it ranks number 2 on the Human Development Index? Do you think it's going to be on a par with Bulgaria or something?
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I think fast food and soft drinks should carry labels similar to cigarettes:

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Well I don't think the fattest are in the majority yet so everyone who isn't in the fattest club must obviously be in the healthiest club. Where people like me go who are neither fat nor particularly healthy I have no idea.

Hey MP ...your avatarpuss is dancing along in almost perfect time to Muse's Undisclosed Desires !!! dance along & you'll be as fit if not as healthy as anyone - he really made me
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