Marathon Health Blog

Is an Occupational Health Assessment Necessary for a Desk Job?

Occupational health assessments, such as functional capacity evaluations and pre-employment physicals, are a vital practice when caring for the overall wellness of employees in physically demanding jobs. But is there value in replicating occupational health assessments for employees who spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk? We think so!

Are Workplace Wellness Programs Secure and Confidential?

One of the most common questions of employees with workplace wellness programs is this: “Is my health information private?”

Is a 40-Hour Work Week Really the Ideal?

It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts. 

Jerry Ford Featured in Hayes Healthcare Leaders Blog Series 

Please enjoy this blog our CEO Jerry Ford wrote for Hayes Management Consulting, a leading healthcare mangement consulting firm. 

Jerry's blog, Caring for the Clinician: The Key to Patient Experience, Enhancing Health Outcomes, and Reducing Cost, describes the vital components of a successful onsite program.

The blog is filled with insights about the problems with the current U.S. healthcare delivery system as well as long-term solutions.

The blog is available here.

Great job Jerry! 

What are the key features of an onsite health center?

Operating an onsite health center is a significant investment of time and resources so it’s understandable that executives want to know how their company would benefit before they make the investment.

Helping Employees Navigate Current Healthcare Issues

The healthcare options available to employees can be daunting. For the uninitiated healthcare participant, just the acronyms alone (PCP, HSA, EAP, HRA, and on and on) are enough to scramble one’s brain. Additionally, the notion of onsite healthcare can be an unfamiliar one. Even people who are familiar with the concept of wellness programs sometimes have a challenge making the leap to understanding that they can visit the onsite health center for anything they’d see their doctor for (and more).

What You Need to Know About Standing Desk Ergonomics

Standing desks ergonomics have gained popularity lately, with both employees and health professionals touting the many benefits of getting out of your chair. Are standing desks the miracle that their supporters think they are, or just another fad? In this article, we’ll look at both the pros and cons of sitting and standing desks, as well as a third option that might combine the best of both worlds.

Tips for Backing the Health Advocates in Your Office

For many industries, word of mouth can be one of the strongest influencers in gaining participation and driving results. When we feel good about a program, service, or product we are likely to share our experience with others.

Ideas for Improving Employee Mental Health Business-Wide

It is likely that you have developed (or are in the process of developing) a health and wellness program at your organization to help employees maximize their physical health. But does your program have a mental health component as well?