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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wanna Get Paid For Losing Weight? Move To Italy!!

Gianluca Buonanno, the mayor of Varallo, a town of 7,500 in northern Italy, wanted to lose some weight. In the process of losing weight, he came up with the idea of motivating his town's citizens to lose weight with a little cash incentive!!!! Now Italy is not known for it's honorable government officials and I can just see this thing get out of hand with patients bribing doctors to say hey, write me down for losing 20 pounds and we will split the profit!!!! I give him credit for trying!!!!
Read the rest of the story!
"We wanted to encourage people to lose weight, and we thought that both the money and the idea of joining a group could be stimulating,'' Buonanno said in a telephone interview Thursday.

The town's offer is the latest effort by public officials and employers to encourage people to exercise and trim their weight. Earlier this summer, a Baltimore company sponsored a weight-loss contest to motivate its employees.


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