From Your Health Journal…..”As most of my regular visitors know, I always promote EMaxHealth, as I feel it is one of the best sites on the net for health related stories. Today’s article is called Why Baby Boomers Are Less Healthy Than Their Parents written by Kathleen Blanchard. Results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) discusses poor health suffered by baby boomers. The finding suggests the health of millions is worse than past generations of the same age. The research has implications for the future of health care policies. We hear so much today about our youth, heart disease, and obesity – and how children today could have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Now, we read similar news about baby boomers. So, people of all ages have to take good care of themselves, eat right, exercise daily, get plenty of sleep, hydrate properly, and reduce stress. Please visit the EMax Health web site (link provided below) to read this complete article, as well as other great stories.”
From the article…..
Results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights poor health suffered by baby boomers. The finding suggests the health of millions is worse than past generations of the same age. The research has implications for the future of health care policies.
In the report, one of the reasons cited is lower activity levels. many boomers are obese, leading to health problems.
In 2010, statistics showed baby boomers make up 26.8 percent of the population. We’re living longer, but not necessarily healthier, suggested by the study that revealed more than half of those studied fail to get any regular exercise.
Other findings uncovered high blood pressure that is more common among baby boomers, compared to previous generations. High cholesterol is also more rampant. More boomers take medications for diabetes and hypertension than prior generations.
Silver linings’ gleaned from the study include lower smoking rates, fewer heart attacks and less incidence of emphysema.
More baby boomers have diabetes than their parents and grandparents. The study found insignificant, but slightly higher rates of cancer.
Moderate alcohol consumption, compared to past generations, was found to be more prevalent. Drinking alcohol in moderation is suggested to be healthy, but combined with inactivity, poor dietary habits and obesity negates any potential benefits.
Baby boomers are less healthy than previous generations because they’re not practicing healthy lifestyles, suggested by the finding that negates past findings suggesting boomers might be healthier than their parents at the same age.
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