Baby Boomer Statistics – BoomerMuscle
November 7, 2016

Baby Boomer Statistics

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Baby Boomer statistics have been a cottage industry since we were born. As our fathers returned home from WWII, our generation emerged as the biggest in history. Birth years 1946 – 1964.

While we’ve recently been eclipsed by the Millenials in terms of sheer size, at our peak in 1999, we were more than 78 million strong. We got used to being the center of the marketing universe. But now, we’re aging and the focus is shifting.

And our situation is, well, not good.

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Actually, visualizing where you want to be is a good thing!

We are on track to be the most obese generation in history. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 72 percent of U.S. men and 67 percent of U.S. women over the age of 65 are obese.

And ironically, we are projected to live longer than any other generation before us. Not because we’re healthy, but because modern chemistry has invented a pill to combat just about everything, including the diabetes and heart diseases that are ravaging our ranks.

Top it off with Sarcopenia. That’s the age-related loss of muscle mass that occurs naturally once people pass 40. Combined with the diabetes, heart disease and wasting away, the coming years do not look happy and healthy for Baby Boomers.

But wait!

We can do something about most all of this. We can reverse the effects of Sarcopenia through resistance training. We can build muscle as we age, and we don’t need to join a bootcamp or abuse ourselves to do it. Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through diet and exercise. And, as a heart patient myself, I can attest that exercise does wonders for the ticker.

Exercise can help improve memory, concentration and mood, while also helping lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

If it’s such a powerful thing, why aren’t more people doing it?

One problem is the medical industry in our country. Our doctors are not taught about it. According to a seminar held at Cornell in 2015, more than half of the doctors in the U.S. receive no formal education on the subject. The study also found that most medical colleges don’t even offer courses on the subject of physical activity.

Doctors are taught how to treat preventible problems with pills.

The good news is that there is a simple answer that you can apply easily in your own life: Resistance Training.

There’s a way to approach it that is fun. It doesn’t have to cost much, or take a tremendous amount of time. Spend some time here on BoomerMuscle.com. I can show you how.

Please feel free to leave a comment below, or drop me a note at Brian@BommerMuscle.com.

I’d love to help you take charge of your health.

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Brian Patterson

I've been resistance training for nearly 50 years. As a younger man, I used to believe in using ever-increasing amounts of weight. Until one day in my mid-50's, my aching joints could not take the punishment any more. I had to develop a new way of working out that was effective, but free of pain. I found it. It works great. I'd like to share it with you.

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Brian Patterson - November 14, 2016 Reply

Thanks Usiba. I will do my best to post more frequently.

Brian Patterson - November 14, 2016 Reply

Thanks Adrian. You’re right, all exercise is good exercise.

Usiba - November 14, 2016 Reply

Hi dear, my first impression: the girls are beautiful. Then I see that the line spacing is very good. I like them. You have a great site my dear. Its good that you have a comment section at the bottom. It was a pleasure to visit your site. Please try to add new posts everyday, if not possible then every two days or at least one weekly.

Adrian - November 14, 2016 Reply

Being in this generation myself, I agree with you that exercise can make a wonderful difference to our lives.

The benefits being that we can live longer, healthier and happy lives and enjoy it so much more when we’re fit. This is the reason why I have set up my website.

I do resistance training through bodyweight exercises in addition to my running which I find very helpful, thanks for your post.

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