Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Is it true that millennials are less healthy than the other generations?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Is it true that millennials are less healthy than the other generations?

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mille...134900984.html

    Nearly 44% of the millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1988, report having a diagnosis for at least one chronic health condition, according to a poll conducted by The Harris Poll for CNBC Make It.

    Compared to the general public, millennials account for a higher percentage of diagnosed conditions like migraines, major depression, asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health issues like eating disorders and psychotic disorders, according to the CNBC/The Harris Poll survey.

    And the Blue Cross Blue Shield study noted that rates of millennials managing health conditions stand in stark contrast to the slightly older Gen X generation, who researchers found are much more likely to be healthier when they’re older.

    That study also revealed that young people’s overall health begins to decline at just age 27.
    This can't be true can it? Or are they just over reporting? I'm not talking about people on this board mind you.

  • #2
    We're diagnosing many of the things listed (psychiatric illnesses, neurodevelopmental disorders, etc) way more than we used to so it's no surprise. I doubt the actual prevalence has changed much except maybe for some of the psychiatric illnesses which I attribute a lot to social media.

    Comment


    • #3
      I wonder how much of it can be attributed to EMR's. I don't like having nothing in the past medical history section for my office patients because I have to click none on their subsequent follow visits so I always try to list something whether it be allergies or GERD. You always need a diagnosis to bill for doctors visits these days so I would imagine some primary care doctors always having 1-2 chronic condition diagnoses for their follow up visits to submit for reimbursement purposes (eg here for annual physical, GERD: stable). There is probably a lot more labeling/diagnosing of previously non-specific complaints (eg fibromyalgia, chronic lyme, etc). You can see it even in nephrology, I don't think people labeled a creatinine of 1.4 anything 10-20 years ago but now you have to diagnose CKD IIIa or IIIb or even IV and send them over to see a nephrologist.

      Comment


      • #4
        They are addicted to dopamine in basically any form. Sugar is a big one. Ditto for fast food. Many have sedentary jobs since we are basically a service economy with minimal industry now. Most importantly, FBook and other similar stuff pretty much ruined the vast majority of them with the quick pings, likes, and instant gratification model.

        Most go through life basically unconscious, glued to the phone, often munching chips or candy with the other hand. They tend to spend more time posting pics of their gym clothes than actually going to the gym.

        If they screw up in real life (poor health/looks, consumer debt, get fired, bad at dating, etc), they can always have solace in the fake life in their phone's Netflix or IG or TikTok or cat videos on YT or whatever. It makes consequences easier to avoid and failure less painful.

        It's kinda sad, but that's how it is. There the occasional good eggs, but it is a sad outlook in my estimation. Their productivity is ok due to tech knowledge, but their distractibility is ultra high and attention span is generally minimal before they get "bored" and go look for another hit of dopamine in some form (email, video game, forum, cafeteria, porn, texting, etc etc).

        Among employees here, the number of millenial and Gen Z (techs, unit clerks, HUCs, assistants, even RNs) who have been warned, warned again, and then walked out of the hospital or had their contract nixed by the management for playing on their phone for the 194th time while patients are calling or waiting in line for them is nauseating. There are complaints almost daily from patients or family that their nurse was texting or browsing FB at the station or even in the patient room. It's just stuff you didn't see at all when I started out.

        Comment


        • #5
          Being a millennial, I can definitely say I'm leading a less healthier lifestyle than my parents.

          I'm not a morning person so getting up early to go to the gym before 8 am work is just out of the question.
          If I workout after work at 6 pm, I can't sleep at night - wide awake till midnight-1 am. Melatonin sometimes helps...

          I blame the crazy stressful work lifestyle that's expected of our generation.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Max Power View Post
            They are addicted to dopamine in basically any form. Sugar is a big one. Ditto for fast food. Many have sedentary jobs since we are basically a service economy with minimal industry now. Most importantly, FBook and other similar stuff pretty much ruined the vast majority of them with the quick pings, likes, and instant gratification model.

            Most go through life basically unconscious, glued to the phone, often munching chips or candy with the other hand. They tend to spend more time posting pics of their gym clothes than actually going to the gym.

            If they screw up in real life (poor health/looks, consumer debt, get fired, bad at dating, etc), they can always have solace in the fake life in their phone's Netflix or IG or TikTok or cat videos on YT or whatever. It makes consequences easier to avoid and failure less painful.

            It's kinda sad, but that's how it is. There the occasional good eggs, but it is a sad outlook in my estimation. Their productivity is ok due to tech knowledge, but their distractibility is ultra high and attention span is generally minimal before they get "bored" and go look for another hit of dopamine in some form (email, video game, forum, cafeteria, porn, texting, etc etc).

            Among employees here, the number of millenial and Gen Z (techs, unit clerks, HUCs, assistants, even RNs) who have been warned, warned again, and then walked out of the hospital or had their contract nixed by the management for playing on their phone for the 194th time while patients are calling or waiting in line for them is nauseating. There are complaints almost daily from patients or family that their nurse was texting or browsing FB at the station or even in the patient room. It's just stuff you didn't see at all when I started out.
            Don't hold back..

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by burritos View Post
              https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mille...134900984.html



              This can't be true can it? Or are they just over reporting? I'm not talking about people on this board mind you.
              I saw a millennial walking into work at 7:15am the other day carrying an opened 32oz mountain dew. It's also great to see overweight and obese people my age (millennial) walking around with Venti Starbucks drinks where it looks like the bottom half of the drink is pure syrup.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by drmka26 View Post
                Being a millennial, I can definitely say I'm leading a less healthier lifestyle than my parents.

                I blame the crazy stressful work lifestyle that's expected of our generation.
                I would be curious to see a comparison of the work lifestyle expectations:
                Yours vs parents. You think the difference is the reality or what you expected ?

                One change is different. Technology has allowed 24/7 communications. Tons of productivity enhancements but with some intrusion issues.

                Comment


                • #9
                  No doubt there are genuine lifestyle issues to be reckoned with here, but from a societal perspective I worry less about those who actually work productively than those who are underemployed, failed to launch, etc. At work I have argued for a long time, and have a quiet majority in the leadership team who agree, that many of the distractions people face these days (social media, attitudes towards work, 24 hour news cycle, etc) can be effectively combatted by leadership, positive expectations, and engagement by their supervisors. (Anecdotally, 15 years ago we hired a software genius who was literally a long-haired, not terribly hygienic misfit. He was always productive, and he liked the work, so we were patient. Five years ago he cut his hair, cleaned up, and took on a leadership role.) I despair about the ones who fail to launch and see I see in them a social divide that I have no idea how to fix. There is something haywire in these folks that I don’t understand. I don’t know how pervasive it is, but to the original point of the post, in virtually all of these cases I am aware of the individual (and in my experience they are mostly men) is unhealthy.
                  Last edited by Larry Ragman; 05-26-2021, 03:19 AM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    “Edison once said, “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”

                    They will figure it out.
                    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innov...son-180947786/

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Max Power View Post
                      They are addicted to dopamine in basically any form. Sugar is a big one. Ditto for fast food. Many have sedentary jobs since we are basically a service economy with minimal industry now. Most importantly, FBook and other similar stuff pretty much ruined the vast majority of them with the quick pings, likes, and instant gratification model.

                      Most go through life basically unconscious, glued to the phone, often munching chips or candy with the other hand. They tend to spend more time posting pics of their gym clothes than actually going to the gym.

                      If they screw up in real life (poor health/looks, consumer debt, get fired, bad at dating, etc), they can always have solace in the fake life in their phone's Netflix or IG or TikTok or cat videos on YT or whatever. It makes consequences easier to avoid and failure less painful.

                      It's kinda sad, but that's how it is. There the occasional good eggs, but it is a sad outlook in my estimation. Their productivity is ok due to tech knowledge, but their distractibility is ultra high and attention span is generally minimal before they get "bored" and go look for another hit of dopamine in some form (email, video game, forum, cafeteria, porn, texting, etc etc).

                      Among employees here, the number of millenial and Gen Z (techs, unit clerks, HUCs, assistants, even RNs) who have been warned, warned again, and then walked out of the hospital or had their contract nixed by the management for playing on their phone for the 194th time while patients are calling or waiting in line for them is nauseating. There are complaints almost daily from patients or family that their nurse was texting or browsing FB at the station or even in the patient room. It's just stuff you didn't see at all when I started out.
                      Would other MaxPower have projected all of his insecurities onto an entire generation? Weird post.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        yeah. way to paint a broad stroke in describing every one of tens of millions of people. Ok, boomer. Every generation loves bashing the younger generation but that doesn't make it true or right.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JBME View Post
                          yeah. way to paint a broad stroke in describing every one of tens of millions of people. Ok, boomer. Every generation loves bashing the younger generation but that doesn't make it true or right.
                          I was going to say something similar.

                          Every generation feels the next is horrible for some reason or another. Maybe it seem worse now because there is more information or more accessible information. Social media is misleading because it is not representative of it's population because you only hear the loud outspoken folk.

                          We are fatter now then ever but is that really just the millennials? That seems to be a problem across the generations.


                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Max Power View Post

                            Most go through life basically unconscious, glued to the phone, often munching chips or candy with the other hand. They tend to spend more time posting pics of their gym clothes than actually going to the gym.
                            So true in Gen Z. They are all into Instagram than actually doing what the Instagram conveys. My daughter spends more time taking photos and videos of our dog and posting on Instagram and constantly seeing who is following it rather than play with him in that allocated time. What a crappy sense of priorities.


                            Among employees here, the number of millenial and Gen Z (techs, unit clerks, HUCs, assistants, even RNs) who have been warned, warned again, and then walked out of the hospital or had their contract nixed by the management for playing on their phone for the 194th time while patients are calling or waiting in line for them is nauseating. There are complaints almost daily from patients or family that their nurse was texting or browsing FB at the station or even in the patient room. It's just stuff you didn't see at all when I started out.
                            This has become a major problem with this gen. They are constantly on the phone, testing and reviewing and liking that they forget there is a real life too. They forget that there is a task at hand that needs to be done rather than be on the phone all day and all night long. Their sleep pattern is so screwed up too.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I doubt it , my kids are always watching work out and other videos while they are laying on the couch drinking their protein smothie so they can get in shape.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X