Posted on Jul 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Phil Davidson
There is a growing trend in workplace health and wellness to focus more on mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future or getting caught up in making judgments about what’s happening. It has proven stress relief benefits.
Posted on Jul 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Chelsea Degree
The summer season is a busy time for many. Between finding care for kids home from school, making the most of the nice weather, and covering for vacationing colleagues, it can quickly become the most unproductive time of the year at work. Employers may notice a decline in performance as a result of increased stress and fatigue among their employees. Finances, altered sleep patterns, overbooked schedules, and body image issues are common influencers. According to the National Alliance on Mental illness, increased sunlight or high temperatures can contribute to summer seasonal affective disorder. Individuals suffering from summertime stressors may be prone to short tempers or difficulty concentrating in the workplace resulting in low morale and strain on professional relationships.
Posted on Jun 30, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Phil Davidson
Retaining top talent is one of the highest priorities, and greatest challenges for leadership and Human Resources departments of companies across America. Not only does employee retention affect customer satisfaction, sales, employee satisfaction rates and succession planning, it also has a direct impact on the bottom line: it is estimated that losing a middle manager costs an organization upwards of 100% of his/her salary, while the cost of losing a senior executive can be more than double their salary.
Posted on Jun 28, 2017 1:35:07 PM by Chelsea Degree
Marathon Health would like to congratulate our ten recent winners of the Healthy Like Me campaign. We are proud of them for sharing their stories and making positive changes toward their health!
Posted on Jun 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Jay Blanchard
Standing desk 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.
Posted on Jun 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Jay Blanchard
Building a culture of health across your organization can be a daunting challenge. Before you can even begin to reduce the major health risks in your employee population, you have to identify them first. This involves finding methods to engage your employees to actively participate in their own healthcare.
Posted on Jun 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Jewels Lett
New Year's resolutions come and go, but keeping your employees enthusiastic about their health goals should remain a top priority.
Posted on Jun 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Phil Davidson
Over half of the adults in the United States live with chronic disease: a condition that lasts at least three months and generally cannot be cured by medication, nor does it go away on its own. Hypertension, heart disease, and obesity are among the most common, costly, and preventable chronic conditions.
However, since chronic disease typically cannot be prevented by vaccines, it's essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle that will prevent chronic disease from ever developing. Assisting patients with prevention and helping them better understand chronic conditions is one of the most important parts of a clinician’s job.
Posted on Jun 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Phil Davidson
In an age of ever-increasing healthcare costs, the value of a healthy workforce is clear to all employers. However, many companies find challenges in determining the return on investment (ROI) involved with implementing a corporate wellness programs at their onsite health centers.