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The Office Season Five Premiere: Weight Loss

The Office: Last Night's Most Relatable Moments

Season five's premiere of The Office sure did not disappoint! While I'd love to gush about Jim and Pam, I'll leave that to BuzzSugar and discuss what was so relatable about last night's episode. There isn't a single scene that I can pinpoint, but the entire weight-loss premise of the show mirrors the health initiatives going on in real offices around the country.

More and more companies are considering the overall health of employees when structuring their health insurance premiums, some are rolling out reward programs for employees with healthy habits, and others are trying to influence their employees to eat healthier by providing, say, fruit instead of cheesecake.

Biggest Loser has inspired some companies to hold contests of their own, just like last night's episode — though I can't imagine they are weighing their employees collectively on an industrial scale. The weekly group pictures taken while standing on the massive scale killed me, and so did Michael calling the group "gigantic losers." Has your HR department come up with any plans to encourage the employees in your company to shed pounds?

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