Posted on Mar 12, 2019 3:00:00 PM by Emily McManamy
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.
Posted on Jan 2, 2019 10:15:47 AM by Mary Meyer, RN, National Director of Health Coaching, Marathon Health
Whether trying to lower their blood pressure, manage their weight, quit smoking, or decrease their stress, your employees need support in their health. But, they can’t move along their health journey if they’re not ready or interested in doing so. To better understand your employees’ unique health hurdles, worksite healthcare providers can assess their willingness to change through health coaching and motivational interviewing. This approach provides the guidance, support, and education employees need to begin their health journey.
Posted on Nov 6, 2018 9:58:23 AM by Dave Demers, MPH, VP of analytics and business intelligence
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.
Posted on Aug 13, 2018 10:41:30 AM by Emily McManamy
Health is what happens outside of the doctor’s office. From your first sip of coffee in the morning to your brushed teeth at bedtime – health happens all day long. In fact, healthcare determines only 11 percent of your overall health while social, economic, and environmental factors determine 50 percent of your overall health. As discussed in our recent white paper, where you live, work, and play factor into your overall health and the social determinants of health help clinicians develop a more complete health picture.
Posted on Jul 30, 2018 2:58:33 PM by Angela Hammond, BSN, MS, RN Health Coach at Marathon 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.
Posted on Jul 17, 2018 2:28:06 PM by Matt Riley, VP of People Operations
“My divorce was difficult and I knew I needed to manage my stress. I wasn’t sleeping well, I was always thinking about the past or the future, and I had a lot of worries and anger. I couldn’t focus and I always felt exhausted. I wanted to lose the extra weight I had gained while pregnant but the thought of exercising or eating well was overwhelming.” – Barbara, Marathon Health patient, Tufts University employee, and winner of Healthy Like Me.
Posted on Jul 12, 2018 3:08:06 PM by Victoria Emmitt, RD, CPT, Marathon Health
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.
Posted on Jun 20, 2018 3:22:56 PM by Emily McManamy
“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.
Posted on Apr 25, 2018 3:28:05 PM by Emily McManamy
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.
Posted on Apr 10, 2018 3:25:39 PM by Mary Meyer
What does childcare have to do with healthcare? For one of my patients - a working mother - the two are directly connected.