Getting paid to work out may... work out!

Posted at 11:55 AM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 18:26:21-05

Researchers are learning that paying employees to exercise may not work, but the reverse just might.

Researchers compared the results of employee programs offering financial incentives to walk seven thousand steps a day.

Programs that paid workers for achieving their daily goal were no more effective than having no incentive at all.

Programs that gave employees cash up front, which was taken away if workers missed their goals, were 50% more successful.

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