Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

{Iluka Is Fit and Healthy} {Healthy Iluka}

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

{Iluka Is Fit and Healthy} {Healthy Iluka}

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Byline: GRAHAM ORAMS graham.orams@dailyexaminer.com.au

'GOD'S waiting room' might need a few more chairs because no-one's in a hurry to leave.

Doctor David Richards from Iluka Wellness Centre said Iluka residents were a relatively healthy lot when compared with people in many other Australian towns.

"People here, in general, are really healthy," Dr Richards said.

"I constantly meet people whose age just staggers me. I'll often look at a patient's date of birth and say 'there's no way you're 80, or 90'."

Dr Richards, who has worked all over Australia, said there was a combination of reasons why Iluka residents were relatively healthy.

"It's their terrific attitude. Most of them are willing to help themselves; they don't expect to have things provided. They're willing to do the right thing to look after themselves," he said.

"Most of them get in a bit of exercise, they're getting a bit of sunlight, really fresh air, good food and socialising with other people. …

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