In the 60s it is probable that many of the top popstars sh******d girls that were border line underage...groupies threw themselves at the latest charttoppers. Listen to the song Young Girl or Go away little girl; the lyrics tell the story.
I witnessed a chart topping Liverpudlian tell a young girl in his dressing room that he would only sign his autograph on her tits...if I had to I would testify to this in court.
What Savile is supposed to have done was wrong indeed but there were many more at it. Perhaps not in hospitals etc but certainly in dressing rooms at pop concerts and dance halls.
Affluence...most people now have more disposable income than in years gone by.
Availabilty...food is everywhere now. During the last 50 years the growth in supermarkets and fastfood outlets has lead to this almost grazing way of eating.
I'm in my early 60s now and have always done some form of exercise. Whilst all my family/friends have health problems associated with smoking/drinking/lack of exercise I enjoy good robust health.
I take no prescription drugs or have any health issues. I do have general aches and pains that most would expect at my age but I feel that the years of exercise have helped in maintaining my fitness/balance and co-ordination and I intend to continue because I that is part of my lifestyle.
Most of my family/friends think I'm slightly loopy but they suffer ill-health and chose to follow the sedentary life that leads to poor health and dependance on drugs in later life.