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Cut Health Costs by Telling Staff to ‘Take a Hike’

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A Michigan auto supplier, Freudenberg-NOK, launched a Walk for Wellness program that rewards employees for reaching walking and other exercise goals. After hitting 20-, 50- and 100-mile increments, employees receive prizes such as pedometers and CD players.

A World Health Organization report says physically active employees can save a company $500 per worker each year in health costs.

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