Anti-Aging for GenX Ladies

The Women of Generation X believe there’s something better than the healthcare experience currently available. They believe there’s a higher purpose and a greater meaning to their lives and their health is the most meaningful component to reaching the greatest potential life has to offer.  Women can feel lost and broad-brushed diagnosed (or misdiagnosed) in the healthcare system offered. 

Many Gen Xers reported that the most important thing in their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a healthcare provider is when she or he communicates caring and compassion through their demeanor, actions and words.

Open communication. What Gen X wants from health care is better communication that is more transparent, more immediate, and more actionable. They want evidence, not blandishments. And although they use the internet to gather health information, members of Generation X still believe that physicians are the best source of information about keeping themselves and their loved ones healthy.

Gen Xers agreed that prevention is the most important part of healthcare that needs to change for the next generation, but two out of three admit they could be doing a better job of eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising and managing stress.

However, Generation X is falling behind with health care. According to Forbes, at least a third of people between the age of 45 and 59 were skipping health care. Despite the fact that the majority of this age group had health insurance, many were not receiving care when they needed it. Almost half didn’t see a doctor when they were sick or injured, and 30 percent didn’t fill prescriptions or took less than the recommended dose.

The MDVIP Health and Longevity Survey reveals that more than half of Gen Xers (53 percent) want to live past the age of 90, including more than a quarter wanting to live over 100. However, neglecting their health and making poor lifestyle choices are setting them up to fall short of reaching old age.

Although conventional wisdom has shown that 35 to 40 percent of longevity might be determined by genes, 60 to 65 percent is within your control, which means that you have a choice in how you are going to live.