(NAPSI)—As the baby boomer generation—around 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964—reaches what was once considered its “golden years,” many are redefining what it means to be an older adult. Instead of retirement and rocking chairs, these baby boomers are working longer and enjoying a much more active lifestyle than their parents ever did.
That can come with its own set of problems, however. “The demands of keeping up with friends, family, work and hobbies can take a toll on even the healthiest older bodies,” says David Elton, DC, and Senior Vice President of Clinical Programs for Optum Physical Health. “As we age, muscles, bones and joints undergo physiological changes that can affect mobility.”