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Re: Do you think where you live affects your health?

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Yes I do. I spent 55 years in Mi. and had pneumonia twice, bronchitis and have had rheumatoid

arthritis for 28 years. We've moved to a lot of different places, and I've found that the moderate

NW temps, the mild winters, and easy access to acupuncture have helped me tremendously.

I haven't been ill since I left other than my arthritis. We left Mi. in 2003 and we'll never go back

to those horrible winters and summers were too humid. We're in Wa. now and love it here.

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Yes, for sure. We live about 30 miles North of the District of Columbia. We have a laid back conservitive community. We have access to fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh meat if one is so inclined. We can not walk to the store, but can walk in parks. 


k397840k wrote:

That depends on where you live, and of course, what you eat, and your interests.  I believe speeding up your heart rate by running does not extend your life.  Taking a nap does.  Lol  and given reports of the SW reaching temps into 3 digits isn't what those who moved from cold climes expected.  I lived in snowfall states and now live in a moderate climate that allows enjoyment of the outdoors much of the year.


 

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Re: Do you think where you live affects your health? yes, i do. i have severe arthritis

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yes, i do. i have severe arthritis, as do most of the women in my family. cold weather is very abusive to my bones--especially my spine. when i lived in ohio (where i am from), i almost never went outside in the winter. i am 70 yrs, and i believe i would be in a wheel chair, or bedridden, or dead.  it is bad enough here in florida, but so much better than up north.

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That depends on where you live, and of course, what you eat, and your interests.  I believe speeding up your heart rate by running does not extend your life.  Taking a nap does.  Lol  and given reports of the SW reaching temps into 3 digits isn't what those who moved from cold climes expected.  I lived in snowfall states and now live in a moderate climate that allows enjoyment of the outdoors much of the year.

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Absolutely!!!!  As you age, your skin is thinner, you catch colds faster as well as the flu and its complications.  If I lived in say **bleep** I wouldn't have half the colds I do.  If as the Doctors say cold weather is better for you - why is it I get colds., flues etc in the winter.  Sure we're inside and able to catch it faster from each other but what about those of us who go to the mailbox and back.  Sorry Doctors you're "practicing" and that's it.

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There is no Local "Y" here in Oakland, Maryland.  I am hoping I can find a good friend to walk with me.  

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YES, of course. I lived in South FL and enjoyed walks and Vita Course exercise stations on waterfront city parks. Well lighted, lots of people of various ages about, we felt safe, and enjoyed nice evening weather. So we kept fit and agile and in good shape and healthy. Moved to south-central TX and combination of hot stormy weather and not near shores or nice walkable parks turned us into "Mall Walkers", got exercise but it was much less desirable. Moved close to family in south eastern Ohio and we have to go to an indoor gym now. Its hilly here and weather is difficult, and there is absolutely nothing nearby in improved walkable parks! Our fitness and health declined this year! Not happy.

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Re: Do you think where you live affects your health?

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cw87027326 wrote:

Yes, I do believe where I live affects my health overall.  I feel very isolated and my husband will not go for walks with me in the evening.  We both should be walking more but there is an inherent danger where we live, due to strangers and basically, nowhere to walk that is fully lighted.  We have a very small circle of friends and they do not walk either.  


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Do you have a local Y where there might be a walking group?  or can you walk in the earlier evening or morning?  How about a church group?  You are right that walking is good for everyone and even regular shorter walks would help.  I hope that you find someone to walk with!

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Re: Do you think where you live affects your health?

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lsm15225 wrote:

Absolutely! A combination of retirement and moving to a block from the ocean, has meant I sleep better and feel calmer than ever before. Listening to the waves and being able to walk around the safe neighborhood, greeting locals and their dogs, and participating in small town life has all contriubuted to my current healthy (both physically and mentally) blissful state!


Your comments makes sense to me because I love living near the water.  It is such a calming factor in a today's busy lifestyles.  After a long day of dealing with telephones and email and commuting you can sit back and listen to the waves and just enjoy the view.

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Yes, I do believe where I live affects my health overall.  I feel very isolated and my husband will not go for walks with me in the evening.  We both should be walking more but there is an inherent danger where we live, due to strangers and basically, nowhere to walk that is fully lighted.  We have a very small circle of friends and they do not walk either.  

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