Survey: Each generation thinks they're healthiest

Most people think their own generation is the healthiest, yet almost 70 percent say they want to lose about 25 pounds, according to a survey commissioned by Aetna.

Of the 1,800 people surveyed, 45 percent said their generation is the healthiest, followed by 32 percent who said their parents' generation and 23 percent of respondents who think the younger generation is healthiest, LifeHealthPro reported.

The survey, which polled people between 25 and 64 years old, also found Baby Boomers, ages 50 to 64, are twice as likely as other generations to consider themselves healthy, which they believe includes having regular doctor checkups and screenings, reported the New York Daily News.

But Millenials, ages 18 to 34, are more likely to associate good eating and exercise habits with healthfulness, though 37 percent of them admit to drinking alcohol to help deal with stress, according to CNBC.

And interestingly, only 8 percent of respondents said they had tried any fitness apps or gadgets.

To learn more:
- see the LifeHealthPro article
- read the CNBC article
- check out the New York Daily News article