Research shows that millennials may enjoy a longer lifespan than previous generations. But a lengthy lifespan could be cut short by an increasingly unhealthy lifestyle.
A new study found that males born between 2000 and 2002 are more likely to experience health problems during last 15.4 years of their lives. Females born around the same period will struggle with health problems during the last 18.1 years of their lives.
The grim report also noted that millennials will suffer a “toxic cocktail” of dementia, back pain, and diabetes, which are conditions caused by poor lifestyle and diet choices. These choices include the consumption of junk foods, lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption.
Why the “healthy” life expectancy of Millennials is collapsing: Lack of exercise, horrible diets and bad posture
(Natural News) The latest research indicates that millennials – those born between the early 1980s and the first years of this century – are likely to enjoy greater longevity than any generation before them. While this sounds wonderful, the reality is that many of this generation may end up wishing they hadn’t been blessed with such long lives. The U.K.’s Daily Mail is reporting that while millennial women are expected to live to 83 and men to 79, as much as two decades of their lives could be spent suffering from debilitating health conditions.
Sadly, this generation’s incredibly unhealthy lifestyles are likely to mean that medication will allow them to drag their lifespans out, but not in a meaningful, healthy way.
A report by Public Health England (PHE) has found that there will be a significant difference between millennials’ life expectancy in terms of just years lived, and their “healthy” life expectancy – the period during which they can enjoy optimal health. And the problem is steadily worsening.
Boys born between 2000 and 2002, will likely experience ill health in the last 15.4 years of their lives, while girls born during the same time period will struggle for the last 18.1 years. On the other hand, boys born a decade later, between 2013 and 2015, are predicted to battle poor health for the final 16.1 years of the lives, and girls born during that time will fight the same battle for 19.1 years.
The report found that millennials will suffer through these years with a “toxic cocktail” of dementia, back pain and diabetes – all of which are caused by poor lifestyle choices earlier in life.
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