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Using Games and Competition to Improve Health

By May 1, 2012March 13th, 2017No Comments

Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2012

Gaming techniques are an increasingly popular new way to improve health behaviors. A number of workplace programs are using competitive videogame-style techniques to motivate employees to eat healthier and exercise more. Kevin Volpp notes that there is not a lot of peer-reviewed evidence out there that these gaming techniques actually achieve sustained improvement in health outcomes.

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