Gym Prescriptions Encourage Families to Get Active

05/13/2015 | HealthPartners
The HealthPartners White Bear Lake Clinic in Minnesota has joined forces with the White Bear Area YMCA to prescribe reduced family YMCS memberships to youth.There is no specific medical condition that makes one eligible for the program. Rather, a doctor must feel that at least one person in the family would benefit from a lifestyle change; issues include risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Families receive a 75-percent discount on family membership for three months. After this time, they will either need to pay for a full-price membership or qualify for a reduced rate.