Tory Johnson: Get Paid to Lose Weight

Find Your Own Fitness Witnesses

You can form partnerships and buddy groups and administer a program on your own. Or there are various formal programs you can tap into. Rockford used the services of Tangerine Wellness, which sets up and administers the whole program for a fee.

The American Cancer Society offers a free program for any employer to use. It's called Active For Life Online and it's a flexible, 10-week program that uses individual and group strategies to encourage people to be more active. Participants self-report their daily activity using an online tool and points are awarded. Then it's up to the employer to establish how they recognize and reward points. So this is an affordable option for any size organization -- and one you can get started with this week.

You can be the one who brings about healthy change -- whether you work in a teeny two-person office or a 2,000-person factory. Select a goal and stick to it -- and your success will encourage others to jump on board too.

Tory Johnson is the Workplace Contributor on Good Morning America and the CEO of Women For Hire.

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