Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fitness Centers Crucial to Any Health Care Plan

The YMCA in Norwich, Connecticut will close its doors permanently on April 30th after 100 years of service to the community. Like many other facilities around the country the Norwich YMCA provides a place for people to swim, play competitive sports and exercise. The Y is the only access to indoor exercise for many during winter months.

New health plans that provide wider coverage under the federal government are in the
head lines every day. Unfortunately, these plans only address care after people become ill. Any new health plan must include preventive measures with wider access to fitness centers.

As exercise facilities close due to economic constraints health care costs will rise. Money spent on these facilities now is an investment in the future.

Do you have ideas on how to incorporate fitness incentives into health plans?
How should we deal with constraints placed on these facilities?

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