So this is what we've been reduced to, so to speak.

We can't get employees to lose weight on their own so now we have to pay them to.

The Mayo Clinic – whose experts know a little something about health care – polled 100 participants over the course of an entire year. What the eggheads discovered, of course, is that the people who received cold, hard cash stuck with their plans (and actually lost more weight) than those who got little more than the satisfaction of self-improvement.

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