The latest findings from The Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that perhaps up to 50% of United States citizens aged 55 to 64 suffer from elevated blood pressure and excess weight.
These two issues are widely accepted as the cause for the spike in the number of stroke and cardiovascular disease victims. It is also believed that escalating diabetes cases may be linked to these sources.
People who are part of the baby boomers generation should carefully consider their short and long term health. The solution to these issues is not as complex as once believed.
Increased exercise and proper diet must become a bigger part of the collective awareness in order to overcome baby boomers health issues.
Modern studies indicate a relationship among increased diabetes cases and Alzheimer’s disease.
The brain’s insulin supply decreases naturally over time and patients develop a detrimental shortage of insulin in the brain, possibly increasing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. As time goes on, middle-aged individuals must be more proactive in promoting increased awareness of their personal health.
These problems exist beyond the border of the United States.
Many issues have begun to appear in regards to the overall health of boomers. People of our generation may actually be less healthy than those 30 years older or more. This is an alarming increase in obesity and it is gripping the baby boomer population.
Many elderly citizens are overweight> The obesity rate among Baby boomers is higher.
Tobacco use among boomers is more than double that of their older peers. Diet, physical activities and amount of sleep is of critical importance to these issues.
Deteriorating health conditions among the boomers will come with a hefty price tag down the road.
Some Baby boomers are beginning to retire and many plan to live for many years after leaving their careers. Their futures may be in jeopardy unless the issues they face are acknowledged and effectively resolved.
Obesity is a significant point of consideration as it can affect other facets of a person’s health.
Increased exercise and expanded access to medical care must accompany better choices in terms of diet and food portions. Unless more resources are dedicated to the cause, cases of Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and diabetes could drastically expand.
Do Not Go Gentle: Successful Aging for Baby Boomers and All Generations
by: Richard Kownacki
publisher: CreateSpace, published: 2010-10-31
sales rank: 332124
price: $15.38 (new), $15.75 (used)
At age 50, Dr. Richard Kownacki was out of shape and unhappy, fearing the best years of his life were over. He believed advanced age meant living a sedentary life, plagued by depression, disease, disability, and the prejudices of a society driven by youth. But after the chance discovery of a 67-year-old bodybuilder, Dr. Kownacki began to wonder if it was possible to age well after all, and that maybe life after 50 wasn’t downhill. So began a journey of discovery that would propel him into a stage of life more fulfilling than he ever dreamed possible. What Dr. Kownacki discovered on his quest for the secret to successful aging forms the core of this clever and inspirational new book. He changed his attitude about aging, adopted a healthy diet, and reacquainted himself with vigorous exercise. As a result, at the age of 56 he looked and felt decades younger. By drawing on his own transformational experience, he offers readers a role model for healthy aging. Yet he never glosses over the difficulties inherent in his plan: his methods are simple, but they require serious commitment to combat decades of poor lifestyle choices. As living proof that we’re never too old to be healthy, Dr. Kownacki challenges baby boomers, who once defined what it meant to be young in America, to now define what it means to age well. Unlike most books about aging, which tend to be either esoteric and overly academic or dangerously unscientific, Do Not Go Gentle skillfully balances history, scientific truth, and psychological insight with an ample dose of humor. And in addition to benefiting Dr. Kownacki’s readers, 50 percent of profits from the book’s sale will be donated to programs like Meals on Wheels and other charitable causes for needy elders. Whether attempting to reverse physical deterioration or simply trying to stave off the psychological effects of time, readers of every age will be delighted to find that they are never too old to live a full and meaningful life.
The Baby Boomer Diet: Body Ecology’s Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation
by: Donna Gates
publisher: Hay House, published: 2011-10-11
sales rank: 83625
price: $15.18 (new), $14.00 (used)
As baby boomers, we’re a generation that has transformed society. How will we redefine aging? This book provides a blueprint for restoring a vital friendship with our bodies and, in turn, renewing our bond with the earth. It shows us how we can live fuller, healthier, more meaningful lives.
- Anti-aging remedies that will make you feel and look younger
- The missing piece to all traditional diet programs
- Insight into why we age and how we can prevent it
- Little-known wellness secrets that address the stresses and pressures of our modern world
- Ways to apply Body Ecology’s seven universal principles to the health challenges associated with aging
- Superfood recommendations for increased energy, vitality, and disease prevention