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Definition of Boomeritis

Boomeritis: Injuries to older amateur athletes, especially those who are part of the Baby Boom, born when there was a marked rise in the birthrate following the end of World War II in 1945. As the Baby Boom generation began to turn 40 and 50, there was a veritable explosion of bone and joint aches, pains, injuries, and ailments -- boomeritis. The term was coined by Dr. Nicholas A DiNubile, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1999.

To avoid boomeritis, measures include balancing fitness routines, cross-training to alleviate stress by not using the same muscles repeatedly, and preparing oneself properly for a sporting event.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=23412
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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