New report (from WIRED Brand Lab and Pfizer's GET OLD program) which looks at how we are aging differently than our parents did and why Millennials are aging even more differently
“The millennial generation’s attention to health and fitness, for example, can combat two of seven known factors that accelerate aging, and can also help stave off dementia. Data shows that millennials place the highest emphasis on the health attributes of foods when grocery shopping as compared to other generations,and that four out of five millennials report exercising at least once a week.
Connecting through technology is in-built for this generation (and those that follow). Most millennials report using technology to bring themselves closer to friends and fam - ily—activities that might help them to combat the feelings of isolation and loneliness that can crop up in old age.
Millennials have also led the way in rethinking the entire span of their lives, taking time off in their early adulthood with the expectation that they’ll be working longer. According to a 2016 survey, 26 percent of respondents aged 18-30 said that they’d taken a gap year, and another 50 percent who hadn’t said they would consider doing so.Further surveys indicate that the number of students taking gap years between different stages of school is still on the rise.”