Baby Boomers and the Health and Wellness Tourism Industry
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Much attention has been fixed on the potential needs of the "baby boomer generation" which will be reaching its maturity in about the year 2013. Baby boomers are those described as having been born between 1946 and 1964, considered to be the largest generation in decades. Healthcare providers around the world concerned about the ability of current healthcare systems to take care of their medical needs.
Baby boomers are likely to face a multitude of health and medical issues, the most common including:
Orthopedic - hip and knee problems
Obesity - weight related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart