By Brian Holding... [read more]
April 10, 2013
In the book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Meacham writes about Jefferson’s commitment to fitness, describing his long walks, canoeing, or horseback riding purely as exercise. Given the awareness of this founding father in the late 1700s, it is disappointing to read the February 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and learn that today’s baby boomers are less fit than their parents.
Unlike Jefferson’s generation, when education was limited to the affluent, baby boomers