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Marathon Health Blog

Real People, Real Health Improvement

10 motivational stories of health transformation

We are inspired. Across the country, over 360,000 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.

Health Insurance Alone Does Not Ensure Health

There’s a difference between sick care and healthcare. You provide your workforce with a health benefit plan to take care of them when they are sick, but how do you ensure they get or stay healthy?

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.