Obesity: A Baby Boomer Epidemic?

A new poll by the shows the greatest health problem facing baby boomers is obesity. Roughly a third of baby boomers are obese, and an additional 36 percent are overweight. While 60 percent report dieting, only 25 percent report getting suitable exercise. Thus, the health problems and costs for baby baby boomers is expected to rise as they age into retirement and become eligible for Medicare. Presently, “Medicare pays 34 percent more on an obese senior than one who’s a healthy weight.” —Sean Savett