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people in bike and pedestrian lanes Participants between the third and fifth years of the program were more likely to report eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more a week, experiencing lower levels of stress. (Photo: Shutterstock)

All the boxes are checked: Workers who are rewarded for participating in wellness programs often practice healthier behaviors, are less likely to experience chronic conditions, have lower health care costs – and are more productive at work.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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