HealthyWage is a two-year-old company that arranges competitions to help companies encourage their employees to lose weight and shed unhealthful habits, helping lower health care costs. At the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., 120 workers are competing to shed pounds for a $10,000 prize.
Oct. 5, 2011 Housekeeper Hallie Stotler, far left, gestures with her “Team Skinny Clothes” teammates, receptionist Cynthia Stubbs, foreground, and nutrition specialist Shannon Gronholm, top right, prior to their weekly weigh-in at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Team Skinny Clothes is one of 24 teams of five participants at the Meritus Medical Center competing to win a $10,000 prize. Meritus’s 24 teams are competing against squads from 13 other companies across the country. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo