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- In the U.S. . more people are finding out that they do not have all the money then would like to have when making the decision to retire. When asked most people would say that one of their biggest fears is now out living their money… Many watched their Grandparents suffer for years.
- George Carlin on Whining Baby Boomers
- We look at the 10 facts about aging. Getting older has its pros and cons, but as long as one is alive, the process is unavoidable.
Here are 10 facts about aging.
Number 10. It may ease migraines. Swedish researches followed up with migraine sufferers 12 years after performing initial assessments. The team learned that 80 percent of the middle-aged test subjects were having attacks less often. The majority also reported that both durations and pain levels had diminished.
Number 9. The years bring a greater sense of happiness. Numerous studies have found this to be true, and for a variety of reasons. Some have linked the uptick in mood with a greater sense of trust, while others say it’s because as people age they become better able to handle negative emotions.
Number 8. Sugary sodas could speed the aging process. The beverage does impact the chromosomal telomeres, the little end pieces that are vital to cell regeneration. Soda drinkers were found more apt to have shorter ones, rendering their telomeres less able to do the job. That could make sweet beverage drinkers more susceptible to accelerated aging.
Number 7. Older people sweat less. As the years pass by, the body’s sweat glands get smaller. They also become a bit less sensitive. Comparative tests have shown that women in their 50s and early 60s emit lower levels of perspiration than their 20-something counterparts.
Number 6. People’s ears get bigger. Between gravity and the skin’s diminished ability to resist its pull, drooping of the earlobes can occur. There’s also a theory that size expansions are due to growing cartilage, but proof is scarce.
Number 5. Falling becomes a more serious problem. It’s the most common cause of injuries, both fatal and nonfatal, sustained by those 65 and over. Up to 30 percent of the damages done result in a limited ability to function normally and live independently.
Number 4. Lifestyle has a lot to do with life span. Up until the age of 75, genes only account for about 25 percent of the longevity equation. The rest is determined by health-related choices. Those who live long lives often eat a healthy diet, don’t smoke, and refrain from excess drinking.
Number 3. Childhood can greatly impact one’s later years. A CDC study suggests that experiencing traumas while young may diminish a person’s time on Earth by as many as 20 years. Researchers found individuals who had endured multiple types of abuse and dysfunction in the home to be especially vulnerable.
Number 2. Suicide risk is the highest among elderly white men. In the US, approximately 50 out of every 100 thousand white males over the age of 85 takes their own life. The national average for all age groups is 12.6.
Number 1. People get smarter. Sure, remembering some details can be tough, but the brain itself continues to grow and develop with age. The hemispheres sync up, new neurons form, and problem-solving abilities are boosted. What do you find most fascinating about the aging process?
- Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O’Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. In this segment, The O’Sheas look at the funny differences between Baby Boomers and Generation Y.
- Ellen pits a baby boomer against a millennial to test the different generations knowledge with a pop culture quiz!
- Tom Brokaw asks the question “Did The Boomers Destroy The U.S.
And finally, we kick off our month of Baby Boomer Christmas Memories with the songs that we loved the most. See what warm and fuzzy feelings they evoke when you hear them.
STAY TUNED FOLLOWING A BOOMER HOME COMPANION FOR BOOMERTOWN, CANADA’S #1 NOSTALGIA PODCAST WITH BARRY BOWMAN, ROGER CURRIE, AND GUEST CONTRIBUTOR, THE LEGENDARY DJ HIMSELF, RED ROBINSON.
Canada’s #1 national podcast for Boomers and Beyond
A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life”. Do you remember the songs you listened to, danced to, kissed to, and cherish”?
The program also features candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. Allan will be inviting a whole range of interesting folks from around the world to pull up a chair to the big breakfast table and engage in conversation. There’s lots of room for you too!”
And stay tuned after Boomer Home Companion for the dynamic duo of Canadian radio; Barry Bowman and Roger Currie, hosts of Canada’s #1 nostalgia podcast “Boomertown”.
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