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Wave of Sickness and Disease Now Striking Baby Boomers AKA The Health Time Bomb

“They were the first to enjoy free health care, and had the time of their lives in the Swinging Sixties. But the post-war ‘baby boomers’ are now paying the price. Today’s 60-year-olds are the first modern generation to be less healthy than their immediate predecessors. Despite improvements in medicine and standards of living, they are more likely to be blighted. Even simple tasks such as getting in and out of bed or climbing ten steps without a rest prove a challenge. And with fast food, lack of exercise and a growing reliance on computers and other technology, the future could be even bleaker.

Researcher Teresa Seeman said: ‘The baby boomers, whatever health benefits they’ve enjoyed up until now, may not enjoy such a rosy old age.’

Professor Seeman compared the health of thousands of men and women in their 60s, 70s and 80s with data on different people of the same age collected ten years earlier.  She found that one in five of the 60-somethings polled needed help with basic day-to-day activities – up more than 50 per cent on a decade earlier. Those just over 60 are 70 per cent more likely to have difficulty walking from room to room, getting in and out of bed and eating or dressing.

Their problems did not end there. They were also 50 per cent more likely to have trouble walking a quarter of a mile or climbing ten steps without a rest. Stooping, crouching, kneeling and getting up from a chair proved 40 per cent more troublesome, the American Journal of Public Health reports. “


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