According to a 2019 Health & Justice study, those in prison suffer from higher rates of physical health conditions than the public. During the pandemic, many people have had a particularly hard time staying fit amid lockdowns and in-cell meals that are high in carbohydrates with few fresh vegetables and fruit. Generally speaking, however, fitness is a popular way that individuals alleviate their anxiety, stress and depression. These are stories about health issues as well as how people inside prison stay healthy and fit.
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