University of Michigan study finds cash incentives work to motivate weight loss
Though weight loss programs in the workplace may seem excessive, a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System found that under certain conditions they can be successful, Glamour reported.
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The pairing led to nearly three times more weight loss than in individuals that were offered cash rewards merely on individual performance, according to the report.
The University of Michigan pays $100 to each of its employees enrolled in its health care benefits who participate in online wellness programs.