Financial Incentives Can Encourage Weight Loss

Money motivates people to slim down. Overweight employees who were paid a small amount lost more weight than those who weren't compensated for their efforts, according to one of the first studies to examine such a strategy at workplaces. "Lots of companies are experimenting with rewarding people for weight loss, and this study provides evidence that paying people to lose weight works," says Eric Finkelstein, a health economist with RTI International, a non-profit research organization in...Full Story
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