Mayo survey finds 30-somethings less optimistic about aging
Matt Vlahos is pretty sure he’ll age better than his parents — what with the kickboxing, the yoga and the pickup hoops that consume the 30-year-old’s lunch hours at Life Time Athletic in downtown Minneapolis.
But the big generational difference, as he sees it, is awareness of healthy foods. “Our parents’ generation … uh, well they were raised more on microwave dinners and canned foods,” said Vlahos, a social media manager at Target.
While that might be true, not every member of the 30-something club shares Vlahos’ optimism. A first-ever national survey on attitudes toward health and aging by the Mayo Clinic found that Americans in their 30s are the least likely to believe they will age better than their parents.