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Marathon Health Blog

How Do You Respond to Stress?

Stress is something that we are all aware of daily. But did you know that stress can be both positive and negative? Stress refers to a physical or psychosocial stimulus that causes bodily or mental tension. It is your perception of this stress that matters most.

Find Balance in Your Diet

March is National Nutrition Month, and with so much information in the news about trending diets, you may be wondering, “what’s all the hype around the Mediterranean diet?” Incorporating a variety of nutritious and balanced foods is important to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. 

An Innovative Approach to Healthcare Delivery

The Marathon Health Difference

Innovation is not simply the invention of a new idea, but the process of putting those ideas into practice to bring about significant change. Since 2005, Marathon Health has operated with a mission to change healthcare delivery, to change healthcare, and to ultimately change health in this country. 

Adding Social into Medical

How a Worksite Health Center Can Provide Socially Informed Care

Health is more than a collection of genetic and behavioral factors. While healthcare providers are positioned to solve medical problems, long-term health outcomes are heavily dependent on the social, economic, and environmental context of a patient’s life.[i] [ii] Studies show a link between these factors and the risk for chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.[iii] In other words, health is strongly influenced by what happens outside of the doctor’s office.

Predictive Health Analytics Essential to Improving Employee Health

We believe in a radically different philosophy of healthcare. We believe the best path to sustained health improvements occur when the patient is in charge. When you empower people to take control of their health, they develop new health behaviors, make smarter healthcare decisions, improve their health, and lower costs. It’s a simple equation that yields powerful results.

Health Coaching Improves Employee Healthcare

Building trust to understand hurdles to health

A simple question can launch significant behavior change, and ultimately, health improvement. By asking questions, rather than issuing orders, providers empower patients to take control of their health and develop new behaviors. But, to achieve Iasting health improvements, patients need support and resources to help them in their health journey. Health coaching provides the motivation, structure, and accountability to get them there.  

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.