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Research Shows That Financial Incetive Is The Best Motivation For Weight Loss
Research Shows That Financial Incetive Is The Best Motivation For Weight Loss

A pound for pound??

According to the latest study, paying people is the way to go if you want them to lose weight.

 Moyo clinic followed 100 employees in a period of 12 months as they took classes on how to effectively lose the extra kilos.

The employees were separated into groups the other group was secretly given financial incentive and the other only attended classes on how to eat and exercise right.

 

"We found that people who receive financial incentives tended to stick with the healthy behaviors we all wish we would do more often," said lead study author Dr. Stephen Driver, an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic.

 

"At 52 weeks, those in the financial arm of the study had lost an average of about 9 pounds," he said, "as compared to those who didn't receive financial incentives, who lost about 2 pounds."

 

Each participant received $20 for every pound they lost, but they also had to pay $20 for every pound they gained. Driver says the move wasn't just punitive; it was both an added incentive to lose weight and a way to fund the program.

"About 86% of large employers are already offering some kind of financial incentives to help employees reach their health goals," Driver said. "But one problem employers run into with financial incentives is that they can be expensive. Part of our model was to allow the so-called 'losers' to fund the 'winners,' and I think that can help things to be more sustainable."

 

Dr Driver pointed out limitation of this study’s design

 

"Because it was research, everybody knew which group they were in," he said. "There may have been a higher proportion of dropouts in the non-incentive group."

Why? Because they knew there was no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, which may prove the point of the study even more.

"I think the message is financial incentives can be an important part of the puzzle, and an important tool to help keep you motivated.

Again isn't this the reason people join the biggest looser??

 

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