Posts Tagged "baby boomers"

Obesity Hits More Boomers Than Others in U.S.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer and memory loss are baby boomers’ biggest health fears. Given their weight, maybe heart disease and diabetes should be. Boomers are more obese than other generations, a new poll finds, setting them up for unhealthy senior years. And for all the talk of “60 is the new 50” and active aging, even those who aren’t obese need to do more to stay fit, according to the Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll. Most baby boomers say they get some aerobic exercise, the kind that revs up your heart rate, at least once a week. But most adults are supposed...

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Boomers' Life Changes Can Start Depression

Posted on Jul 4, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Talk, Medicine, Activities Help Keep Spirits Up Darlene Dunn, Staff writerUPDATED: 12:34 pm EDT October 1, 2008 Sometimes Susan King has a difficult time getting her day started. “I’ll just want to stay home and be a slob — not talk to people and not leave the house,” said King, 62. King suffers from depression. She is part of a growing population that uses measures other than medication to combat the disease. King, of Willard, Mo., said that her job as an Avon representative has been wonderful in helping her better manage her depression. “It may take until noon...

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