Baby Boomers Appear To Be Less Healthy Than Parents

4 hours ago As the first wave of baby boomers edges toward retirement, a growing body of evidence suggests that they may be the first generation to enter their golden years in worse health than their parents.

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1 hours ago Skip to comments. Baby Boomers Appear to Be Less Healthy Than Parents The Washington Post ^ Friday, April 20, 2007 Rob Stein Posted on 04/20/2007 7:41:00 AM PDT by CompSciGuy. As the first wave of baby boomers edges toward retirement, a growing body of evidence suggests that they may be the first generation to enter their golden years in …

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2 hours ago Overweight. Arthritic. Plagued by heart disease. As years of good living catch up with them, Britain's middle-aged baby boomers are the first generation to be in worse health than their parents

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9 hours ago Boomers aging worse than past generation, report suggests Boomers have long been viewed as the healthiest generation yet. But despite all the medical advances and life-saving wonder drugs, like

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2 hours ago A recent TIME article explains, “American Baby Boomers are more stressed, less healthy and have slightly less health care coverage than people in the same age group did a decade ago, according to data from a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” The article continues, “The seeming paradox of a

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2 hours ago But when I look at my contemporaries or, for that matter, myself, that picture is markedly different from the one I saw years ago. Many of us baby boomers believe we're living healthier lives than our parents. Not only that, but we're living longer than they did. We go to the gym, stay active and mentally challenged, read labels and eat well.

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6 hours ago While 70% of baby boomers said they practiced more responsible health habits than their parents did, around 50% of millennials believed that they practiced more responsible financial habits and would have greater career success than

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4 hours ago When comparing today's older adults to those a century ago, the results favor baby boomers. Thanks to vaccines and antibiotics, baby boomers are less likely to suffer from infectious diseases and acute illness. Chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, for example) develop 10 to 25 years later in life [source: Kolata ].

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7 hours ago Boomers are far less fit than their parents were Remarkably, many baby boomers appear oblivious to the risks they face: 58 per cent surveyed by the HSF in 2006 thought that weight has little

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4 hours ago Rob Stein of the Washington Post published a thoughtful article last Friday on some recent research which suggests that baby boomers are moving into their elder years in poorer health than today's seniors did.

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1 hours ago In his new book, A Generation of Sociopaths, writer and venture capitalist Bruce Gibney puts forth the controversial hypothesis that baby boomers ― specifically the large subset of white, middle-class boomers ― are, both individually and as a group, unusually sociopathic.Gibney cites mental health data showing boomers have significantly higher levels …

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Just Now 7. Baby Boomers first impressions are always emotion-ally based, more durable and more difficult to re-verse than younger generations’.8 8. Baby Boomers like to tell their story and the Internet has facilitated their "get it all out there and share it with the world" tendencies.9 9. Baby Boomers see themselves as "evolving", rather than aging

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Are baby boomers getting better health care?

Not only that, with better health care baby boomers can expect to live a lot longer than their parents and grandparents did too. Even today, elderly people are the biggest consumers of healthcare resources.

Are baby boomers more likely to be obese?

While baby boomers are living longer than any previous generation, they also have the dubious distinction of having the highest rates of obesity for their age bracket than any other generation. In 1994, 31 percent of those between the ages of 55 and 64 were obese; by 2002, the rate had climbed to 39 percent [source: Trust for America's Health ].

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Compared to older generations, fitness and exercise are more culturally ingrained in the minds -- and daily routines -- of baby boomers. As more and more boomers reach retirement age, there's a generational focus on longevity and delaying the physical and visible effects of aging.

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The problem is that the baby boomer generation is much larger than previous generations; Generation X, which follows it, is much smaller; and even the larger-than-the-boomers millennial generation isn't large enough to offset the increased longevity of boomers.

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