Monday, September 21, 2009

Boomers: Gen Xcessive

“Boomeritis. Coined by a local orthopedic surgeon, the informal term describes the swelling number of boomers - the oldest are 63 this year - plagued by twinges and pangs and even serious injuries that have not been seen at these levels before. This is the generation, 78 million strong, intent on staying forever young. Not everyone does Botox. Many in the over-45 crowd stay fit through rigorous exercise that can wear the kids out even as the costs to those seasoned bodies mount. Sore shoulders, inflamed tendons, arthritic knees. ‘Baby boomers are the first generation in droves trying to stay active in an aging frame.’ Yet over the last century, life expectancy has risen more than 50 percent...

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