Many employers have campaigns that incentivize employees to track their weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. These initiatives make sense based on a theory that self-monitoring not only keeps people focused on their health but also gives them metrics and goals for regulating their behavior. When an employee steps on a scale and sees that he gained weight in the last week, he might reflect on how he changed his snacking habits or may become motivated to increase his physical activity.
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