Incentives Help to Shed the Pounds

Looking to lose weight? Try giving yourself an incentive. A new study is showing that bribery can actually help people shed pounds. The participants in the British study lost an average of 8.8 pounds to earn $360. Half the participants lost at least 5 percent of their body weight. “The successful recruitment to this program suggests that a financial incentives weigh-loss program may be acceptable to the general public and to National Health Services employees, and to both men and women,” said Clare Renton of the University of Sheffield.

Read more about the study here.

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