Noel Sivertson of Roswell,NM wrote a letter to the editor titled Unhealthy lifestyles on the rise. One would be quite challenged to refute this prolific letter writer’s claim. Sivertson should be criticized for not citing the name of the internet article and author that induced him to pen an article that essentially bragged about the health of his generation.
Sivertson enumerates the health issues obesity, poor diet, higher rates of asthma, lack of exercise, and inordinate fast food consumption. He points out that the only fast food available when he was growing up was Cracker Jacks and that building up your immunity system was tantamount to playing in the dirt. There is certainly some truth to increasing your antibody count by enduring some scrapes and bruises on the playground or in your backyard.
I guess only time passing will corroborate Mr. Sivertson’s assertion that his generation will “enjoy” longer life spans than Generation Xers and those that follow.