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Marathon Health Blog

How Food and Family Impact Employee Health

Understanding how your employees' culture and community feed their nutritional choices

Have you ever smelled or tasted something that instantly transports you to a certain moment in your past? Our nutrition is baked in tradition and is the root of our cultures and customs. Whether we’re roasting a family recipe, eating a corn dog at the annual county fair, or delivering a casserole to a grieving friend, we use food to connect and honor moments in time. As a result, food can also be emotional and lead us to make poor nutritional choices.

How Does Your Workplace Support Employee Health?

Employers are helping employees make significant health improvements

“I had been feeling poorly for a while, making it difficult for me to do my job and spend time with my family. After passing out at work one day, I went to my worksite health center and was diagnosed with diabetes, low iron, and high cholesterol.” – Lillie, winner of Healthy Like Me, Marathon Health’s patient success program, and Wayne Farms employee. Read Lillie’s full story.

Moving Beyond Medicine

How worksite healthcare uncovers and addresses the root cause of health

Trends in healthcare are shifting to recognize that health is more than a collection of genetic and behavioral risk factors. Healthcare providers must look beyond the doctor’s office to complete our health picture. Housing, employment, education, and more shape the way we walk in the world. By acknowledging these external influencers, healthcare providers can ensure the healthy opportunities they’re promoting connect with the reality their patients are living.

Meaningful Work Grows a Happy Workforce

If you’re going to spend 40 hours a week doing anything, it should be meaningful. The average American worker spends a whopping 90,000 hours of life at work. It’s true – you don’t have to be a workaholic to spend 1/3 of your life on the clock.

Take Employee Benefits to the Next Level

Onsite healthcare bridges the gaps in standard benefit plans

Meet Evelia. Like many people, she avoided the doctor’s office, and her health, for years. Fortunately, healthcare became affordable and accessible when Evelia’s employer opened an onsite health center. “I had no more excuses and finally made an appointment.” Despite feeling healthy, Evelia’s routine wellness exam revealed a lump in her breast – she had cancer. By partnering with an onsite health center, Evelia’s employer was positioned to provide health and wellness benefits that supported her as she overcame her hurdles to health.

Why Employees Make Unhealthy Choices

Understanding the social determinants of health and what is beyond your employee's control. 

What does childcare have to do with healthcare? For one of my patients - a working mother - the two are directly connected.

Workplace Wellness Starts with Teamwork

Poor health costs employers $153 billion each year

New Year’s resolutions are a noble promise, but in reality, the burden of seasonal weight gain paired with inactivity can be overwhelming. The holiday season is stacked against us. It starts in September when Halloween candy sneaks onto grocery shelves, then quickly devolves to heaps of mashed potatoes, gravy-topped stuffing, and nutmeg-sprinkled eggnog. Then, as quick as the snap of our elastic waistbands, we’ve spun through another holiday season and find the only leftovers left to pick at are ourselves.

Real People, Real Health Improvement

10 motivational stories of health transformation

We are inspired. Across the country, over 300,000 Marathon Health members are improving their health with support, education, and encouragement at their onsite health centers. Onsite health coaching puts patients in the driver’s seat of their health by supporting them through weight loss, smoking cessation, stress, illness, and chronic conditions. After talking with their providers about their health goals and concerns, patients are able to make a realistic plan for long-lasting lifestyle changes.

4 Ways to Improve Employee Mental Health

Businesses can support employees – and improve their bottom line

When it comes to addressing health, people tend to pay attention to their physical health but often overlook the body’s most complex and mysterious organ: the brain. While one in five Americans suffer from mental illness each year, only 40 percent of those suffering receive treatment. Opportunity knocks. Businesses can be a part of the solution to support employees in need of mental health services. While companies adopt health and wellness programs to support employees improving their physical health, there is an opportunity to support employee mental health goals.