Baby Boomers Not Being Heart-Smart

by April Durrett on May 01, 2004

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According to “Boomer Coalition Reality Check: When Boomer Optimism Becomes Denial,” a new survey conducted by RoperASW on behalf of the Boomer Coalition and the American Heart Association, Baby Boomers in the United States are very aware of cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately this knowledge is not spurring them to take action to combat the disease. For example:

  • Only 47% of survey respondents eat a healthy diet each day.

  • Only 55% exercise more than three times each week.

  • Although 76% claim to be maintaining a healthy weight, 63% were found to be overweight to obese.

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April Durrett

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April Durrett is a contributing editor for IDEA Fitness Journal.