A new study of US adults has revealed that millennials (76%) are more likely to complain of aches and pains during daily activities than boomers (59%), despite the age gap.
It’s suggested that millennials may be suffering as a result of working-from-home arrangements over the past two years, which are known to have contributed to a worsening of health among the general population.
Millennials: more aches and pains than boomers!
The survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, which was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of The Joint Chiropractic, found that nearly 70 percent of Americans also wish they could replace one body part with a new version that works better.
Regardless of age, nearly 40% of people surveyed would like a new back. Nearly 60% also say that they’re “always” or “often” thinking about their pain more than what they’re doing at the moment.
The survey also found that 72% want to dedicate this year to improving one specific aspect of their health.
Maintaining an exercise regimen was the most popular goal, (34%), more than improving mental health (26%) or diet and nutrition (20%).
However, many claimed that recurring pain was enough of a problem to prevent them from fully enjoying their fitness routine (49%), as well as negatively affecting their personal time (47%) and social life (43%).
Certain times of the day present particular difficulties too. While one in five say their discomfort peaks between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m, 51% say they’re “always” or “often” uncomfortable while they sleep.
Nearly 90% say they feel confident in their ability to manage their pain, however. Around 40% of respondents turn to stretches or physical exercise to do so, and a similar number use over-the-counter medication (39%).
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Around 70% admit that they aren’t always disciplined enough to take better care of their health, despite having the free time to do so.
“As the results indicate, everyday pain is a barrier for many Americans living their best life,” says Dr. Steve Knauf, D.C. and Executive Director of Chiropractic & Compliance at The Joint Chiropractic. “Chiropractic care can help increase joint mobility, improve nervous system function and spinal health, therefore increasing one’s ability to perform more activities with greater ease in life.”
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