Are baby boomers less healthy than parents?

Contrary to popular perception, new evidence indicates that baby boomers are likely to be less healthy than their parents. According to the Washington Post, baby boomers "are more likely to report difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a chair and doing other routine activities, as well as more chronic problems such as high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes." The trend seems to be that people are not as healthy as they approach retirement as they were in older generations.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought it? Baby boomers spend lots of time running, walking, working out at the gym etc. Why are so unhealthy compared to their parents? Lack of physical labour?