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No previous generation has been as focused on health and wellness as Baby Boomers. This section is devoted to helping you stay healthy and fit, while also making sense of the information overload.
Boomers Talk a Good Game. . .

…do they follow through? Not so much, according to a survey conducted a couple of years ago by the Southeastern Institute of Research/Boomer Project.

 

About 1,400 adults 50+ were asked the following questions:

 

1. How important do you believe the following activities are to staying healthy?  (Results are percentage of those who said "very important.")

 

2. How often do you do these activities?  (Results are percentage of those who said "do all the time.”)

 

                        Very Important to Do    Actually Do All the Time

 

Exercise Regularly           67%                      21%

Eat a Balanced Diet         67%                      28%

 

Drink Plenty of Water       65%                      44%

Watch My Weight            64%                      27%

Get Routine Healthcare    63%                      49%

Get Enough Sleep            63%                      29%

Watch What I Eat            61%                      28%

Take Vitamins                 45%                      50%

Limit Calories                  44%                      16%

 

The results show that we are very good at drinking plenty of water, getting routine healthcare and taking vitamins and not so good at the more difficult habits of exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet.

 

That only proves that we already know what we need to do to be at our best health-wise. It’s just putting it into action that’s the problem. No easy answers here, that’s for certain.



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