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Old 01-08-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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I can breathe without any problems!
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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New Mexico - You can take a shower and dry off afterwards and continue to be dry.

Texas - Take a shower, dry off and within minutes, be wet again because of humidity.

New Mexico - Outdoor activities are enjoyable because of no humidity.

Texas - Outdoor activities are just not done because it's so humid, your clothes get all wet.
That was definitely true in the areas in which you lived (FBurg/San Antonio that I am aware of)--but not for West Texas and the Panhandle.

I can't think of any positives for high humidity at all, unless it's just better for your skin, but that is easily remedied. So are dry nasal passages and the like.

I have always just felt better with low humidity and higher elevations.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The low humidity is a real blessing for those with rheumatoid or any arthritis problem, which I do have. It is not bad, but it is getting worse, however in the low humidity, it is not as bad or painful as it would be in more humid/damp areas. Same with fibromyalgia problems, which accompany RA. I had difficulty standing up for more than a half hour when living in Minneapolis, and now it is fine - I hike for several hours, walk for several hours, I do well here.

Yes, I agree, there are other benefits, too. The shower liner doesn't get moldy that often - not even for months at a time. Clothes dry faster. Dishes, too.

It can be tough when the sun goes down and then it gets really cold here since there is little moisture to trap the warmth. That is desert conditions, I realize. But, damp air is horrible on joints and the body, too.

I feel much better here - all around. It is very good to be back, and within my first week, I was on three hikes.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
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Best part of low humidity? When you're the only ones on a aisle in Costco and you've been pushing the cart, you can reach over and zap your GF in the, uh... chest... and watch her scream. Especially if she's pierced.

-Z
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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That's some great benefits plus with a sense of humor, love it. Are their any health benefits from low humidity?
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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That's some great benefits plus with a sense of humor, love it. Are their any health benefits from low humidity?
Yes, humidity is one of my asthma triggers. I can breathe much much better here and my asthma is finally under control. A definite benefit in my opinion
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Low humidity is a blessing. I can't wait for the day I go back to NM.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Low humidity is great in a place with 6 months of high temperatures.

It is nice to not break a sweat sitting on the couch.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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I love low humidity in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, however, my skin gets real dry and I have to shell out a few pesos for skin moisturizer. It's a small price to pay for residing in the Land of Enchantment.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Mold doesn't grow and dust mites can't survive.
Having always lived in mosquito-land USA - and dust mite central (SE Wi) - with dust mite allergies - --- - I LOVE this fact!
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