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The healthiest countries in the world

Kaz747
Kaz747

Good to know that I live in the 7th healthiest country in the world and the top English speaking country. All I need now is to get my heart under control and I’ll be right. One thing that AF has done for me is making me put my health on top of the agenda - diet, exercise, stress management, sleep, meditation, relaxation.

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It depends what is deemed as healthy! If a snake or venomous spider sat down beside me, it would NOT do my heart any good whatsoever, no matter what the diet was 😉

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to john6

Well you could always go for a swim with the sharks, crocodiles, blue ringed octopus and the Irukandji jellyfish 😁

john6
john6 in reply to Kaz747

Our country for all of its miserable weather (brilliant at the moment), does tend to keep out some of natures horrors, unfortunately, something else always gets us. As David Bowie sang...."Everyone gets got"lol 😁

Interesting and puzzling. Comparing Spain and the UK, life expectancy is very similar, smoking rates are nearly twice as high in Spain.

I wonder how this table would look if life expectancy, largely I suspect, a result of infant mortality, malnutrition and childhood infectious diseases was factored out. Then consider death by violence and suicide, mental health problems, chronic health issues associated with ageing and dementia, then the whole concept of "healthiest country" looks rather different.

Anyway, who wants to live in Australia, all that warm sunshine, beautiful beaches and all year round surfing. Must be awful. 🤔

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to oyster

Yeah, it’s really tough living in Australia Oyster 😎 and you know what they say “Lies, damn lies and statistics”. Who knows how they put these things together?

Hidden
Hidden in reply to oyster

And what about natural disasters? I see Iceland is in position number three, after Spain and Italy. It is smaller than the UK and has five volcanoes that are ready and likely to blow and it sits across the fault line between the American and Eurasian plates with the two halves of the island moving apart by about 4cm each year. Very dodgy geologically, as indeed is Italy.

And Spain? My travel insurance requires an extra fee to be paid if I visit Spain.

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to Hidden

I guess the biggest risk for death is being alive 😊😊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Kaz747

It's very dangerous! Amazing really that we survive as well as we do.

Hidden
Hidden

We here in the USA are hanging our heads low, our bellies lower!!! Thankfully many docs are pushing mediterranean diets. But when you go to the grocery store, you cannot even trust labels to be what they say they are. Extra virgin olive oil is a prime example.

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to Hidden

I know on our trips to America we struggled at time with meals, and al the portions seemed to be huge. I love America but we certainly don’t visit for the culinary experience. That said, the food we had in Alaska a couple of years ago was better than we’d had in other places - lots of fresh seafood 😃

UK guy here,lived in Florida for last 15 years, did 3 weeks in Perth WA last November, no bugs , very little wild life, only saw one lizard & it was a big one lol, very windy, get sand blasted on the beach, perfect weather BUT not a lot of character & found it a little boring. Beautiful beaches but only people you saw on the water was kite surfers, no people swimming in the water & still heard of a body border being bitten but Britain is far more interesting than The little bit I saw of oz.

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to Nugger

I’m from the UK originally too. I agree Perth needs to up it’s tourism offerings. Living here is different to being a tourist- there’s a lot of hidden gems. Did you make it down to Mandurah? We do love getting away and exploring the world but it’s nice to come home too.

Nugger
Nugger in reply to Kaz747

Yes, stayed at Rockingham for a week, straight across from penguin island ferry, rest was spent at north lake near Murdoch uni, only because my daughters friend lives in canning vale, my daughter wants to emigrate, that was the point of the trip.

Mandurah wouldn’t be my choice, I liked some areas out towards Mundaring weir, I live on 5 acres here, couple of miles from the Suwannee river, with lots of fresh water springs, it’s a beautiful place but would move back home tomorrow if the wife liked UK lol

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to Nugger

We live in Perth but spend most weekends in Mandurah on the water kayaking, crabbing, swimming, dolphin watching and boating- we go exploring the rivers and to town by boat for coffee, lunch, dinner, the movies. We also do a lot of cycling, walking and socialising. It’s a relaxing lifestyle and where we will eventually retire. I haven’t been to Florida yet but it’s on my bucket list. I love watching Escape to the Country for a taste of rural Britain. Will get back there one day too.

Visited my brother in laws brother who lives in an apartment looking up at rio tinto, took us to kings park for a pick nic first sat we were there, beautiful views & I do like how family orientated Perth its self is. You sound like your having a blast & hope my daughter manages to get there

Kaz747
Kaz747 in reply to Nugger

Yes it is a family and lifestyle focused place. I hope your daughter makes it out here too.

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