Doctors in a Boston neighborhood have begun prescribing exercise for their patients and encouraging them to think of physical activity as their new medication. In one program in the Roxbury neighborhood, doctors prescribe gym access for $10.00 a month including childcare, classes, and children’s programs. Directors at the health Center say the access is important because many people in the area suffer from problems like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Life expectancy in the community is nearly 20 years shorter than the nationwide average. Stephanie Davis is a resident, who works out to stay fit. She said,”$10 a month is what? $2 a week. A lot of people pay that every day for coffee. It’s not a big sacrifice for something that you get big rewards from.”—Jim L. Wilson & Jim Sandell.
http://www.klove.com/news/2016/03/15/more-doctors-prescribing-exercise-instead-of-medication.aspx, Accessed March 15, 2016.
1 Corinthians 9:27 (HCSB) “Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.”