From baby boomers to senior boomers: 10 tips to keep you healthy and fit
The first wave of baby boomers are turning 65 years old this year and
becoming "senior boomers" and Medicare-eligible. In fact, more than 10,000 baby
boomers a day are now turning 65—that’s one every eight seconds, a pattern
expected to continue for the next 19 years.
Happily, aging is different now than it was for our parents and grandparents.
Today, there are more people living longer than at any other time in history. In
fact, boomers will number 78 million by 2030. “This generation, associated with
social change including the civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s,
has another important cause—staying healthy,” says soon-to-be 65-year-old Arthur
Hayward, MD, a geriatrician and clinical lead physician for Kaiser Permanente.
“We need to become activists in promoting healthful behaviors and try our best
to remain active and healthy the rest of our lives.”
How to do it? Dr. Hayward recommends these 10
easy health tips for seniors to help baby boomers live longer and thrive:
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