People given financial incentives to stay healthy are less likely to be admitted to hospital

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Incentive-based health programs can motivate people to change their behaviour.

Among insurance customers who were rewarded with lower premiums for keeping fit, those who added two gym visits to their weekly routine were 13 per cent less likely to go to hospital.

Feel and Act Younger, Live Longer

Feel and Act Younger, Live Longer 

After tracking 516 men and women ages 70 and over over a six-year period, the results of the Berlin Aging Study will soon be published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science. The study was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

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