Now Baby Boomers Are Getting Fat!

July 1, 2009
by Joe Weisenthal
The Business Insider

The so-called Baby Boom generation catches a lot of flak for gifting leaving younger generations a horrible economy, a messed up 60s-scarred political system and a mountain of debt, all the while expecting to be taken care of in various ways now that they retire.

We think it's kind of weird to scapegoat an entire generation, in part because there's no such thing as Baby Boomers only a lot of individuals acting in their own best interest, which, as it happened, may have left a big mess. But that's not the fault of any individual, and the collective has no hive mind.

But whatever, that's neither here nor there, cause now we have a new problem on our hands. Boomers, for all their latter-day extreme sports and fitness-crazed fad diets are getting fat.

There must be some Law of Conservation of Body Mass or something, because it's happening at the same time that childhood obesity is finally on the decline. AP: Obesity rates among adults rose in 23 states over the past year and didn't decline anywhere, says a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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