Getting paid to lose weight? I mean, we know you can get paid to do lots of things like blogging, surfing, taking surveys, you can even get paid to shop, but getting paid for weight loss!?… As incredible as it sounds, it actually is true. In 2012 it is possible to gain a few dollars while shedding a few pounds.
I am sure you have heard or seen ads from companies that promise you money for losing certain amount of weight. Sadly, most of these ads are nothing but scam. However, there are a few ways in which you can actually make money losing weight.
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Time magazine was (I believe) one of the first to broke the story about a site that actually does pay people for dropping a certain amount of weight over a specific period. The site is called HealthyWage.com.
How Can You Actually Get Paid For Losing Weight?
HealthyWage.com is the website behind all of this money for weight loss stuff. It basically creates and holds weight loss challenges and competitive events whereby competitors have the ability to earn cash to lose weight.
HealthyWage has actually been introduced in the New York Times, Time magazine, not to mention plenty of other newspaper and TV outlets.
They have 3 different kinds of challenges that you can participate and win money for losing weight. The Matchup, the 10% Challenge, and the BMI Challenge. You can participate in one, two or all three programs at the same time.
How Does The Matchup Work?
The Matchup is actually a three-month weight loss contest in which teams of five contend in order to earn $18,000 in cash payouts (1st reward is actually $10,000; 2nd place will get $5,000; 3rd place receives $3,000).
The winning group will be the one that manages to lose the maximum percentage of weight throughout the competition.
How Does The 10% Challenge Work?
The 10% Challenge enables you to bet on your own weight reduction and double your cash because dropping 10% of your fat within 6 months.
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At enrollment, you have to pay $100. They will pay you $200 6 months down the road in case you have dropped 10% of your body weight.
How Does The BMI Challenge Work?
You receive money to shed weight during the period of 12 months. Their totally free plan will pay you $100 if you happen to begin overweight (BMI above 30) and reach a healthier weight (BMI below 25) following 12-months.
If you wish to win more cash (as much as $1,000), you may put up a portion of your own cash.
How Can HW Afford To Pay You For Weight Loss?
Well, we all know that obesity is a big issue in the US. Hundreds of companies and the U.S government spend millions of dollars each year on trying to educate people on becoming healthy and helping them to lose weight.
Lots of companies would rather pay people a small incentive, instead of paying for their health insurance costs (which tends to be higher for obese people in many cases). So they actually sponsor HealthyWage and their challenges and that is how HealthyWage can afford to run these challenges where people can get paid to lose wight.