Generation Unhealthy

Overweight man on scaleWith obesity on the rise, new reports are finding that the Baby Boomer generation is not all that healthy.  This generation may be living longer than their parents, but are not necessarily healthier.  Thanks to the overload of modern medicine, lives are being prolonged, but the quality of life is being compromised.

Baby Boomers are more likely to suffer from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and mental health conditions.  The biggest reason is that Baby Boomers are not as active and live a completely different lifestyle than their parents. 52% of Baby Boomers have reported no physical activity.

The good news is that these reports can change if we just make changes to our daily lives.  Adopting a healthy lifestyle can decrease the chance for obesity and the need for modern.

Getting up and moving around is the best way to make a change!  Take walks after dinner, instead of the elevator take the stairs, find an activity that you enjoy doing and make exercising fun.

Another way to curb obesity is to switch from soda to water.  Water has many benefits that can get you on your way to a healthy lifestyle.  It can flush out built up toxins, helps you feel full so you don’t overeat or snack when it’s not mealtime.

If you are on the go, find reusable bottles you can transport the water in to help cut down on bottled water waste.  If you don’t like the taste of your tap water, look for a filtered water solution such as a bottleless water cooler, or an under the sink filtration system.

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