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Another Example of The Benefits of Cycling

Old 10-11-15, 07:07 AM
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Another Example of The Benefits of Cycling

I just came across this article and found it interesting.

Spinning Helps Female Inmates Keep Pounds And Rage At Bay : Shots - Health News : NPR
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Old 10-11-15, 11:00 AM
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Dang, that looks more like a country club than a correctional facility. What ever happened to hard time and breaking rocks? That would keep the weight off too.
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Old 10-11-15, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
Dang, that looks more like a country club than a correctional facility. What ever happened to hard time and breaking rocks? That would keep the weight off too.
Well, maybe...but that ain't happening. Even if these women may not "deserve" amenities like a fitness center with spinbikes, I'd wager the prison saves money overall due to decreased health care expenses (the equipment was donated anyway).

Besides, fitness is one of the few things in the world you can only get from hard work. I think that's an experience a lot of these inmates could benefit from.
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Most of these women are going to be back in society at some point. It makes sense to keep them healthy, both mentally and physically. If they're more stable mentally when they get out, they will be less of a danger to society as a whole, and the people in their lives.

Also, as others have said, exercise doesn't do itself. It can be hard work. Which teaches these women something else. Also, it sounds like it is more of a jail than a prison, as some of the women are waiting for trial.

Also, the article makes it sound like the prison/jail is doing several things (e.g. food, spinning, yoga, etc.) to make the inmates more healthy. And that will save it money in the long run, as there will be less need for doctor visits and medications for things like high cholesterol, diabetes, and other health issues. May save them money on psychiatric drugs, also.

It would be nice to see a control group that doesn't do the spin classes, to see how they fare mentally and physically. And the recidivism rate when they get out of prison.

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