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Marathon Health Blog

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.

Diabetes Education Reduces Costs, Improves Health

More than 30 million Americans live with diabetes —96 percent of which have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a third of Americans over the age of 18 have prediabetes. What do these numbers look like in your workplace?

The Secret to Health Improvement? Start Small.

Health improvement begins with small behavior change. Small modifications to your diet, exercise, sleep, or daily routine can lead to significant health improvement. When we set smaller goals, we can achieve them in a healthy and realistic way.

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.

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.

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.