Aging Baby Boomers

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Baby Boomer, Babies Definitely No More

Aging Baby Boomers, All about Your Life

The Baby Boomers Guide

Is "Old Age" Just A Mindset?

 

Baby Boomer, Babies Definitely No More

All you can hear are voices, and everything seems to be going too fast. You slowly see a bright light, you feel a light tap on your butt, and then you cry out loud. Your mother is there waiting for you. And as she carefully held you in her arms, you feel all the love and comfort that the world has to offer.

Babies are a wonderful gift that every woman can receive. And if you are one of those babies born during 1946 to 1964, you are called a baby boomer. Presently, these baby boomers are at their midlife to late life and others are at their retiring age or have retired already. Baby boomers seek meaningful lives and with purpose; and that is the very reason why they are quite a fascinating group.

You might be familiar with the different generations; and this makes it even worse. A lot of people want to be identified with a particular generation; or simply they just want to belong. But this doesn't have to be this way. No matter what generation you're in, you have to make the most out of your life; whether you're a baby boomer or not because that's what life is all about.

Baby boomers are aging; so, by now they already know the lessons in life.

If you're one of the baby boomers in midlife or even in the twilight years, then you're probably thinking of ways to make an impact to the society that you belong. And you will be able to this is you follow these steps:

  1. Know your passion
  2. Identify all your developed skills and meaningful experiences that can be used to help other people
  3. Know the good things that you enjoy doing
  4. Choose a particular organization with a cause like a charity organization or a religious group
  5. Contact them and offer your service, you can even volunteer to help them out
  6. Have fun while trying to do your best in helping other people

Trying to make an impact in this world does not mean that you should have your name paraded all throughout the world. Helping in your own little way to improve the quality of life of needy people will make you feel good. And even though your effort might small, you should be proud because you've made a significant difference.

Not all baby boomers are like this. There are also those who mess up their lives by indulging in dangerous vices; or those that spend their money in meaningless things or investments. But it's never too late; there is always room for change if you really want to do it.

At this certain age, you have to enjoy your life to the fullest. You have probably established a successful career of your choosing and have given importance to your family as well as yourself.

What's in store for the older generation of baby boomers? Most of the older generation of baby boomers who are about to retire or have retired still want to go on with their lives by seeking second careers; but they are more focused on the things that they want to enjoy doing. Some of them want to make an income while others are contented with what they have. They want to spend the remaining years of their lives meaningful as possible. Volunteer works for non-profit organizations are usually places they often go and pass their time.

Although they want to keep themselves busy, there are certain factors which hinder them from doing so. It is a true and sad fact that these older generations are also prone to certain health problems, one of which is hearing loss. By the year 2030, it is

estimated that more than 50 million Americans are about to suffer from this problem.

As people age, it is but natural that they become more prone to health problems. The best possible thing that baby boomers can do is prevention. Don't let yourselves be exposed to constant loud noises because this can lead to hearing disabilities.

By now, you probably know of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Baby boomers want to live longer in order to make their lives more meaningful in this world. But since you can't tell how long you will live, as a baby boomer, you should try your best to live a normal life and always-the-good-guy-next-door.

Enjoy your life, go out and circulate

and

create new friends

where ever you go.

Aging Baby Boomers,

                              All about Your Life

 First of all, baby boomers are people who were born within the post-World War II era and before the Vietnam War. These people are called baby boomers because of the increased birth rate during this period. In the United States, there are about 76 million in total baby boomer population.

Today, baby boomers are in the ages between 50 years old to 70 years old. This means that they are already aging. It is important for you to know that as a part of the baby boomer population, you should know where you stand on trends, and also your rights as a citizen of the U.S.A. or the country that you live in.

Today, many baby boomers experiences age discrimination in the workplace. Some baby boomers that are qualified to do the job are not accepted by companies and some are laid off from their current job just because of their age. It is important for you to know that this is a violation of the ADEA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act or the particular act that covers your country. It is also important for you to know that when you experience age discrimination in the workplace, you have somewhere to complain to, which is the EEOC or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

 

You of all people should know about this because as a part of the baby boomer population, you came of age during the time where people were fighting for their civil rights in the United States. Chances are, you were part of those people who were fighting for civil rights, which include equal employment opportunities. This effect also rubbed off on other countries around the World with their own interpretations.

This generation is the generation where rock and roll started and where hippies were popping out to protest the Vietnam War and their rights as a citizen of a democratic country.

Health is also an issue with baby boomers. It was found that there was a significant increase of hospital and doctor visits by baby boomers. In fact, in 1992 there were only about 42 percent of people visiting the doctor at the age of 45. In 2002, the numbers increased to 53 percent, now well over the 60 percent. Most baby boomers suffer from different ailments, such as diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, arthritis, and high blood pressure.

This is because of the diet and lack of exercise that baby boomers experienced during their era. Because of this, many people are now more health conscious than the era of baby boomers. Some baby boomers even considered losing weight and getting active to prevent or at least minimize the effect of the mentioned diseases.

New drugs are now also available for baby boomers for preventive care. With the technology available today, aging baby boomers are now able to seek the medical attention they need. They can also benefit from the different government and private organization offers, such as free medical check-up and free hospitalization.

With all the benefits of today's medical technology, it is expected that baby boomers will likely live longer than previous generations of Americans. In fact, of the 3.4 million people born in 1946, about half are still alive and will get the benefit of living longer than their predecessors because of the advancement in medical technology.

This means that you can expect to live longer than ever before.

20 odd percent of the American population is made up of baby boomers. This means that in the coming years, Medicare will be much more in demand than ever before. You can expect that there will be a need for more hospitals and there will also be a need for more professional caregivers around the World and especially the United States.

This will have the same effect on all populations from the Western Societies’ around the World plus the developing countries will gradually increase over time. 

However, because of the latest medical technology, baby boomers will not only expect to live longer than previous generations, but they will also enjoy better health condition. More and more baby boomers today are now health conscious and are staying as active as they can in order to prevent serious diseases such as diabetes and heart related diseases.

So, if you are a part of the Aging Baby Boomers population, you can expect to live longer and also live a happier life than the previous generation.

Thanks to the advancement of technology in the medical field and also the increasing awareness for health in today's world.

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Is 'Old Age' Just A Mindset?

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To Living A Long, Prosperous And Healthy Life

Chapter 1:                                                   Chapter 2:

Now Is the Time To Take Charge           Can You Avoid Aging?

Chapter 3:                                             Chapter 4:

The Baby Boomer’s Diet         The Baby Boomer’s Exercise Regimen

Chapter 5:                                                   Chapter 6:

Supplementing and Hormones              The Baby Boomer’s Brain

Chapter 7:                                                   Chapter 8:

The Baby Boomer and Money               Lifestyle Changes for the Baby Boomer

The Baby Boomer’s To Do List

The Baby Boomer’s Guide

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Is "Old Age" Just A Mindset?

You run into people all the time whose chronological age makes them technically, “old age” but whose physical appearance, attitude, and posture make them seem decades younger than their birth certificate would indicate.

On the other hand, you see people who are only 40 to 50 years old that already seem ready for retirement and senescence.  

What makes the difference between

                                                these two classifications of people?


Many people are overlooking the power of the mind when it comes to the aging process. Those who continue to lead active lives with many social contacts and intact relationships with loved ones often carry the mindset that they are still young. They participate in sports, go dancing, eat out, and enjoy their bodies long after others have given up.            

Attitude is everything when it comes to getting older. If you grew up in an era where “old age” happened when a person reached the age of 50 years, you will already feel you have arrived at old age upon your fiftieth birthday.

You tend to turn down opportunities for physical and social activity, increase the times you are sedentary and stop challenging your cognitive mind. When this happens, you truly do lose what you don’t use and you physically and emotionally age much faster than those who maintain physical, cognitive, and social activities well into the age where many others feel just too old to participate in these activities.

How do you get into the mindset of feeling young again?

It’s probably never too late to do this. You first need to recognize that age is just a number and that there are people much older than you who are doing things you may consider “too old” for them without difficulty. Look at people who seem and look younger than their years would otherwise say.

These are people who have refused to give into the meaning of the calendar and who continue to participate in youthful activities, bearing in mind that taking care of their body takes precedence over everything else. They are mentally alert, curious about life, and haven’t given up trying new things.

Compare these people with those who chronically complain about aches and pains, step back from fun and challenging activities, and prefer being sedentary to being more active.

These might be people who decide that they are too old to give up bad habits that contribute to the aging process, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, and have given up the meticulous care of their bodies that it takes to look and feel young.

What kind of person do you want to be?

The difference truly is in your mindset. If you decide that your body is a temple and continue to care for it, challenge it, and respect it, you will have no difficulty seeing yourself as young and vibrant.

Your risk of stressful life diseases will be less and you will feel less stressed in life when you carry yourself better and think of yourself as younger than your chronological age. If instead you dread your birthdays and see the passing of the years as a year closer toward death, your motivation and determination to feel and look young will be diminished and you will reflect that mindset in the way you present yourself to others.  

If your ancestors lived long and healthy lives, take solace in knowing that you probably will, too, and you can carry the mindset of youth throughout your middle-aged years and older aged years.

 

Even if your ancestors did not live long and healthy lives, know that medical advances that focus on prevention and management of chronic diseases are on your side so that you can continue to feel and be young—well into your older years.

Never forget that age is just a number!

It does not dictate,

“how one should feel”

or

“how one should act”

at

50, 60 or even 90.

 

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Wishing you and yours a long and happy life,

Ignore that number and enjoy Yourself.

From the Team