Boomers, defined as born between 1946-1964, are more obese than previous generations a new poll finds. Approximately a third of baby boomers polled are obese while an additional 36% are overweight though not obese. Most adults are required to obtain at least 2 1/2 hours a week of moderate aerobic activity yet only about 1 out of 4 baby boomers attain that desired level of activity. As the 77 million baby boomers begin turning 65, the obese boomers with their extra risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis, will only escalate the Medicare costs for an already stretched and burdened healthcare system. Current obese boomers will set themselves up for some unhealthy senior years. Medicare pays 34 percent more now for an obese senior than one whose weight is at the norm. For boomers who are not obese but need to do more to stay fit, the website www.LifeGoesStrong.com, is a good source of information for aging boomers.