So here goes. I recently joined a gym that opened up locally. It's really a fitness and wellness center. They provide with my membership nurse evaluations, nutritionist and personal training sessions. I joined despite the hefty price tag because I think ending up with diabetes or heart disease is much more expensive... and I need the extra services to help me along.
So, if obesity is such an issue in our country don't you think insurance companies should cover the cost of a gym membership? In the long run isn't it cost effective to help people with there struggle to keep the weight off then to cover the cost of medications to keep them alive? Either way, even if someone who joins, and is not successful I think it's worth trying.
I know we can dig deeper into this and talk about controlling our eating and not needing to exercise, but even women who are not obese benefit from regular exercise. And some, not all, do have medical conditions... be it physiological or physical that makes it close to impossible to keep weight off without help or guidance.
What do you think about insurance carriers helping with the cost?