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  1. john boy

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    Good day people.
    Does living in the Philippines climate make a difference ?
    This morning I woke up with aches n pains and stiffness (not in the right place)
    And it started me wondering with the onset of winter starting here in the UK, the cold and damp air does cause problems as one gets older.
    So the question is, Do you feel better in the hotter climate of Philippines and have you noticed any improvements for living there?
    regards JB
     
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    Be thankful you aren't in a cold climate. Starting to cool down here and some of those old army injuries being felt again. I rarely feel the old knee and back injury while in the Philippines but it never fails to start hurting again when I get in a cold climate. You would think I'm 80 years old by the way I walk around when it gets down to freezing temps.
     
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    JB, the warm weather makes a significant difference when it comes to body pain. I had back, elbow, both shoulders, and hand surgeries and torn muscles which I passed on surgery. None of them bother me here, although the big rain does bring out stiffness. In the U.S., older folks tend to migrate toward Florida and other sunshine states for that reason. When I lived in England I hated the cold damp winters so I know what you are going through, so snuggle up to your honey and look forward to your move here. Cheers.
     
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    For me, I think it is mainly the psychological that causes the symptoms of "maturity leading to aches and pains" to vanish. The freedom to live fully here feels so much greater than in the States ( in my opinion), my activity level is higher here and the over all happiness I experience here drops my blood pressure, relieves most aches and pains, and brightens my mental outlook enormously! Living here may not be the "Fountain of Youth", but it has made a dramatic difference in my feeling of general well-being. Isn't that what all of us expats hope for in our retirement?
     
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    There may well be psychological well being, that's true, I for one always feel better when the sun is shining, but I also feel there is a benefit of sunlight and warmth to my body too.
     
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    JB as a recipient of Two new hips, a knee and three new Elbows, I suffer more in the cold wet climate, but the three times I have visited the PH. after three or four days I can dispense with a load of painkillers..And yes I do have a few more joints that get pain. W ether that's enough to get me to leave this great health sevice here is debatable. Cheers Stilo PS. Like the new site Wyre
     
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    Do the alarm bells ring when you go through the security screening?
    I fully understand your reasoning Stilo, even if 400,000 staff are contemplating strike action today.
    But seriously the NHS is the most important reason I have not retired to Philippines myself, as much as I love the place and it's people.
    But what is happening on Europes doorstep could just change my mind....regards JB
     
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    JB, Yes the alarms do ring, once i had to show them my scars, luckily they were happy with just the knee. Yes i am not happy with the way the UK is going, thats because i remember the fifties, not the good old days but they were fearless.Still thinking about Duma. but all the red tape to stay there is a bit off putting. Cheers Stilo.
     
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    Red tape from the Philippine side or from your home country's side? I think it's pretty easy to stay long term, even more so if you are of retirement age.
     
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    Stilo, patience and perseverance and understanding are indeed necessary to stay here, but not really that difficult. Forum folks happy to guide you through the processes. Cheers
     
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