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Kapow! Beating obesity and high blood pressure through workplace intervention

Hannah Bourne

Clear goals and helpful tools ensure that workplace interventions pack a real punch

Take Home Messages: Interventions within the workplace can be effective in lowering blood pressure and promoting exercise and weight loss. Making interventions specific and goal oriented increases their effectiveness. Providing employees with the tools to achieve the goals – in this example, relevant tools included pedometers and fresh fruit in the workplace – also improves outcomes. Why the research matters:  The percentage...

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