Why a ‘passive’ health approach gets better results

 

Source: Austin Frakt & Gilbert Benavidez, New York Times ( Paid Registration )

Some in Congress say financial incentives will lead to healthful choices, but having more choices can be problematic when so many Americans are busy and stressed.

If these active policies fail most of us, what works? The evidence suggests it’s passive policies. These are programs that don’t require individual action; you’re not expected to add another task to the to-do list.

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