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Gen X Health Scares–3 Strategies That Keep You From Losing Your Mind

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

From sciatica to minor body aches, Generation X deals with many daily aches and pains. While most of us learn how to manage these issues, life takes a drastic shift when you’re dealing with a major health issue.

Recently, I experienced a health issue that scared the crap out of me. I am lucky that it was short-lived, but I realized that I made some mistakes that cost me a lot of mental peace. Mentally, I dove off the deep end, and I don’t want that to happen to you. First, let’s look at some current research findings of what’s in store for Gen Xers as we age in adulthood.

A study published in the BMC Public Health journal revealed that among Generation X, those raised in poorer families are at greater risk of having multiple long-term health problems in their late 40s. The study was conducted among British adults between 46-48. The researchers defined multiple health conditions as having two or more long-term health conditions, where at least one condition was physically related. Although the study didn’t clearly define “poorer families,” the takeaway is striking.

Gen Xers should expect to face increased health challenges as they reach late adulthood. So, how do you avoid having a total freak out when you get frightening news about your health? In this post, I’ll share insights to help my fellow Gen Xers who may be dealing with their own health challenges.

My goal is to help you gain mental peace as you’re trying to make sense of all of the thoughts and emotions invading your mind. I’ll also explain:

*The common health challenges Generation X faces in late adulthood.

*Mindset traps you’ll experience while dealing with your health issues.

*3 simple techniques you can use to manage your mind so you can remain focused on improving your health.