Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:22 AM by Michael Handler; KSBY News
People who are paid to lose weight stick with their diet and exercise plans longer than those who work-out for free.
A Mayo Clinic study looked at 100 overweight employees who were assigned to one of four exercise programs. Two offered financial rewards while the other two did not.
They found those given a financial reward were two times more likely to participate in the programs, and lost more weight than those who were not compensated.
The rewards were modest, just $20 dollars a month for those who met their weight and exercise goals. Those who failed to meet their goals had to pay $20 dollars.
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