Rich and Co.

Gen X’ers Vulnerable to Hyper-Activity, Type-A Stress Disorders

  • Raising young kids while dealing with aging parents and working two jobs to fend off debts doesn’t leave much time to relax. As Xers enter midlife, they’re starting to feel their age. 
  • Dr. Phillip van der Merwe, a family physician in Calgary, Alberta, sees many patients in their 30s and 40s who think they’re healthy but are actually on track to develop stress-related diseases.
  • “[Gen Xers] don’t de-stress,” says van der Merwe. “If you’re not active … you get high blood pressure, and you set yourself up for diabetes and more stress-related mental health issues” (Calgary Herald, 21 October 2010).
  • Exercise helps relieve stress, but even that has an Xer caveat. Too many “pounding sports” can lead to injuries that may, for example, require knee replacement surgery.

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Written by Rich and Co.

November 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

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