28 Feb '13, 2pm

Workplace weight loss programs work

Workplace weight loss programs work

Employers looking to improve the overall health of their workforce might want to consider inviting diet experts into the lunchroom, a new study suggests. The study of workplace weight-loss programs found that the office is a great environment for overweight workers looking to shed extra pounds. The Tufts University study found that workers who completed a weight loss program and behavioral counseling program at their place of work lost an average of 18 pounds over a six-month period. The participants in the study followed a reduced-calorie diet and met for weekly sessions with a health counselor during their lunch break . The sessions focused on strategies for menu planning, portion control and managing hunger, as well as dealing with stress-related and emotional eating. Employees who completed the program not only lost weight but also made improvements in common markers f...

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