What is Boomeritis?

NYTimes describes the health problems of aging baby boomers who continue to exercise: osteoarthritis which needs "knee and hip replacements, surgery for cartilage and ligament damage, and treatment for tendinitis, arthritis, bursitis and stress fractures."

Some doctors call this phenomenon "boomeritis" or "Generation Ouch."

Related:
Baby Boomers Stay Active, and So Do Their Doctors. NYTimes.
Boomeritis, Man Flu & Salad Dodging Down Under. WSJ Health Blog, 01, 2008.
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Updated: 01/11/2008

1 comment:

  1. For a broader discussion of the more profound and pervasive problems, philosophical and psychological, associated with this disorder, please read the following article found at :
    http://www.wie.org/j22/debold.asp

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