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Old Feb 25th 2007, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypen20 View Post
Yes, my health has improved a huge amount. I have suffered with appalling migraines since I was 17, they got progressively worse until I was losing 4 days each time I had one. Once I had my children they improved but still knocked me for six every few months - far worse in winter. The cold and damp just shut my system down.

Been here 15 months now and not had more than 3 headaches. I have no idea if I will revert in the future but for now - Australia has definitely improved my health.
me too, in the nearly 2 years I have been here I have probably had 2 bed confining ones and a couple of dark room for a couple of hours ones. I was getting them every month back in the UK,
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 5:13 pm
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Put it this way, since being back in the uk, hubbie and I have put on about
1st. We ate much more healthier in oz, much more fresh food and we had alot more of a healthier outdoor lifestyle.
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 8:37 pm
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australia ranked one of the highest health/life expectancy in the OECD stats...that says it all dosent it
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 8:43 pm
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Didn't cure the brain damage though did it!

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Old Feb 25th 2007, 8:47 pm
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Everyone is different - thank God - but I have been free of sinusitis since arriving, having suffered continually for 40-odd years, and Mrs Wol's athritis and back problems have been very much better.

Athritis is definitely associated with damp, cool conditions - so why, with exactly these conditions we have here at present, it should be better I don't presume to know.

The air in our UK village was so polluted with organic residue from a local mushroom farm that the clean air here is (pun) like a breath of fresh air.
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 8:52 pm
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Just as an observation, have you noticed that half the posts on this thread are from people who *have* noticed some improvement in their health, and the majority of the others have been sarcastic/joking?

Might say something - I don't know what!
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 11:14 pm
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Everyone is different - thank God - but I have been free of sinusitis since arriving, having suffered continually for 40-odd years, and Mrs Wol's athritis and back problems have been very much better.

Athritis is definitely associated with damp, cool conditions - so why, with exactly these conditions we have here at present, it should be better I don't presume to know.

The air in our UK village was so polluted with organic residue from a local mushroom farm that the clean air here is (pun) like a breath of fresh air.
I haven't suffered sinusitus at all since being here and have had a couple of colds. In the UK I could guarantee my sinuses would be blocked solid when a cold started. I have no idea why this would be but long may it last.
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Old Feb 25th 2007, 11:19 pm
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I definately get less colds then I did in London, but I'm suffering more from rhinitis. This has only become a problem in the current house which has a garden chock full of plants, whereas previous place was a fourth floor unit with a balcony by the sea. I think this could be a link!

Overall health - I exercise less and drink more I'm not a shining example for others to follow, that's for certain.
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by scott&rachel View Post
Anyone who has moved to Australia & generally find it better for your health ?

i.e , hayfever , Eczema , asthma , maybe even rheumatism .... has living downunder improved your health ?

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Yes.

I was a bit worried before we came as I had read about people's asthma and eczema getting worse here but that has not been the case for our 11 year old who used to suffer terribly in the UK with both. He was on steroid creams and had to use his inhaler everytime he took part in sports at school; the result was that he hated sports and only did the bare minimum. Now he does martial arts, swimming classes, surfing lessons and hip hop dance lessons as well as regular cycling, trampolining and swimming in the pool and at the beach with his friends. Our diet has improved immeasurably, we used to eat a lot of Tesco's Finest and Waitroes meals with micro veg because we were both so busy (working fulltime + extra work at home and overtime etc) and also because they were preferable to takeaways. Now we eat lots of fruit (there is a good choice of exotic fruit), veg, and we try different fish all the time. To be fair though I am not working so I have time to experiment with different recipes and I now enjoy doing the weekly grocery shop as I am not in a hurry and I have yet to experience more than two people in front of me at the check out (South of Mandurah). We exercise more because it is pleasant to walk or cycle when it is not too hot and even when it is too hot to do much during the day the evenings are beautiful so we often walk down to the beach at around sunset. We also swim, kayak and surf (no I don't surf I leave that to Mr ACE and little-big ACE ).

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Old Feb 26th 2007, 1:44 am
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Not sure why some people have been so sarcastic, perfectly reasonable question, before we came I wondered whether I would still get hayfever over here.

Anyways, did have slight hayfever when we first arrived in September but nothing now. Don't really suffer from any other health complaints but haven't had a cold or cough since being here (although it has been summer so maybe winter will be different).

On the downside I have never had such horrendous hangovers and haven't been near the gym once yet! I guess the healthy lifestyle is def there for the taking but you still have to make the effort!
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by Grayling View Post
Why should it be
Why not?

It's a perfectly honest question my old boy. My health is as good as it's ever been.

Some people report Melbourne as causing asthma, some people say where they are here has cured their asthma....

Some people find warmer climates beneficial - like the thousands with varying complaints who flock to the Med to retire.
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Do a search for eczema and you will find old posts by me and several others, both about good and bad effects of emigrating.
Personally my health is no 80% kr*p because of eczema between Sept and March, and 50% kr*p the rest of the year. Been back in England for 2 weeks and its 500 times better than when I left Aus - always is now when I come home. Go back to Aus on Wednesday and by the weekend I'll be as bad as when I left there 2 weeks ago. Can't go swimming in public pools, can't wear shorts, can't wear t-shirts, well not in Aus - its been fab over here - I've been walking round in the rain in a tshirt just cos I can!

So what healthy lifestyle are we talking about?????
Hey, it depends on the individual. It's obvious that Australia can offer what some people DO consider a healthy lifestyle all things being equal. But your condition precludes that.
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 2:01 am
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Tasmania has the cleanist air anywhere in the world, because the winds that blow across Tassie come from oceans beneath southern Africa and sth America where there is no people industry or air pollution. So if you have an illness casued by air pollution then Tassie is the place to be.
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Originally Posted by chels View Post
I definately get less colds then I did in London, but I'm suffering more from rhinitis. This has only become a problem in the current house which has a garden chock full of plants, whereas previous place was a fourth floor unit with a balcony by the sea. I think this could be a link!

Overall health - I exercise less and drink more I'm not a shining example for others to follow, that's for certain.
Usually in warmer climates the flu is less prevelenat as the germs when one sneezes/coughs disappears into the atmosphere.

This is because, humidity sucks the germs out of the air.

During winter, the germs linger around the ground.

This explains why the cold is rare here during the warmer months, and quite common in winter when there is little or no humidity.

Of course sharing enclosed public places such as on buses/trains etc will increase your chance of catching the flu at anytime of the year.
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Old Feb 26th 2007, 2:16 am
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My son has had excema all his life, it's improved a lot. I bought him some cream from the chemist in November and he's still got over half of it left. It hasn't disappeared completely, but instead of being all over his body it's only in small parts like the back of his knees etc. In the UK I had to go get steroid cream for him at least once every two months.

I'm also with iPom on the thyroid thing, the doctor here sorted me out in a few weeks with better medication and I feel 100% better than I did before. The sun is also a definate benefit. I walk for about 2 hours a day (school run), couldn't even stay awake than long before
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