Posts filed under: Obesity Research

A recent study assessed the lifetime health and economic impact of a scalable community weight loss program for overweight and obese adults. The study evaluated more than 30,000 at-risk adults who were participants of the Weigh and Win program, comparing...
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(Download the full study at www.incentaHEALTH.com/research.) Of the more than 40,000 people who participated in a cash-incented, technology-based weight loss program, an impressive 71 percent of engaged participants lost weight, according to a recent study published in the Journal of...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Notah Begay III Foundation Employees Set Positive Example During Native American Heritage Month  Employees Successfully Eliminate Intake of all Sugary Drinks and Walk Nearly 5 Million Steps DENVER, Dec. 17, 2015 – The Notah Begay III Foundation...
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Health | Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:11pm EDT Related: Health A text message a day may keep the doctor away By Lisa Rapaport A woman uses a mobile device while working out in San Francisco, California July 21, 2015. Reuters/Robert...
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In the three years since the program began, Weigh and Win has helped Coloradans lose more than 125,000 pounds and distributed $220,000 in cash rewards. Weigh and Win is a free community program for all Colorado residents that pays cash rewards for...
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With health care costs constantly on the rise, there is an increasing interest in workplace health initiatives that are designed to help employees improve their health and well being, while also helping reduce health care costs. There are a large...
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A recent study has found more evidence that rewarding individuals for losing weight improves outcomes in weight management programs.  Researchers at the Mayo Clinic offered cash incentives to a group of participants if they were able to succeed at losing...
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The USA Today has a nice piece today on the correlation between sitting and life expectancy.  As you might have guessed, spending a lot of time sitting increases your risk.  In the study, scientists found that if you reduced your...
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task force on Monday released a new report urging physicians to take a more active role in addressing the obesity epidemic in the United States.  According to the new guidelines, doctors are encouraged to screen for...
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Google has done some neat analysis on how its employees use the free cafeteria’s.  Based on the findings, they have made some neat tweaks to how they present their food.  Take a look at the results in this article from...
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