Do financial incentives improve health?

Ask the Doctor

Published: June, 2016

couple exercising financial incentives
Most large employers now offer financial incentives to workers who make healthy lifestyle changes.

Q. My employer is offering employees financial rewards if we lose weight. At first, I was shocked by this, but then I thought it might be a good thing for me, and for my employer. Does this kind of financial incentive lead to healthier lifestyles?

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