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Marathon Health Blog

A Year Worth Celebrating

At the end of each year, we reflect back on all that we have accomplished. As in years past, our patients and their personal health transformation journeys inspire us. Our clinical ambassadors make it their goal to meet patients where they are in taking steps towards better health. This year, with the support of trusted primary care clinicians across Marathon nation, our patients took the reins of their health to live better lives. Whether they overcame a hurdle, went out of their comfort zone, or learned more about themselves in the process, each patient has a story to tell, and we are there for them each step of the way.

A Simple Thank You

Did you know that our Ambassadors are always looking for new ways to change lives? Erika Gothberg, medical assistant at the Schupan & Fabri-Kal Employee Health Center, shares how being a Marathon Health Ambassador helped support her passion for volunteer work.

What Employees Need to Make Lasting Health Improvements

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.

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.