How Healthy Do You Feel?
July 11, 2019
Next Avenue is a digital platform produced by PBS. Simply put, it is a website that produces excellent articles aimed at baby boomers.
A story last week, The Surprising Way Older Adults Describe Their Health reported that most older people feel healthy more often than we think they do, even though about 60% of them have two or more chronic illnesses.
In the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, 82% of adults ages 65 to 74 described their health as excellent. So did 73% of adults 75 or older.
Younger people have different assumptions about their health. They believe that their health should be perfect so anything less is bad.
For baby boomers and those even older, resilience, gratitude and realistic expectations all play roles in how we feel about how we feel.
Like so many things in life, it’s all about expectations.
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Those figures are so interesting. I'm going to make a note of them. Thank you again for charting the way.
Posted by: Juliet | July 12, 2019 at 05:04 PM