Having trouble losing weight?
Psych yourself out and give yourself some tangible incentives.
-Or at least that’s what a new study conducted by The Mayo Clinic would suggest.
In two groups tested, those that were incentivized with both Immediate Gain AND Immediate Loss of money for good and bad performance, respectively,
And then further incentivized with the chance at a larger financial gain farther out, wildly outperformed the group given no incentives and no penalties.
So perhaps one of the tricks to reinforcing a the good habits needed for a marathon slog like weight-loss is to play a little game on yourself and institute some constructive-but-fun behavior modification tricks.
Check out the details over at the Links:
JUMP BONUS!: The End of “The Game”
“Best Friends”, by Oksana Tunska
• Source: MayoClinic – Money for Losing
• via: Chateau Heartiste [some NSFW language]
• More Coverage: CBSNews