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Marathon Health Blog

Incorporating Chronic Disease Prevention In Your Office Day-to-Day

Over half of the adults in the United States live with chronic disease: a condition that lasts at least three months and generally cannot be cured by medication, nor does it go away on its own. Hypertension, heart disease, and obesity are among the most common, costly, and preventable chronic conditions. 

However, since chronic disease typically cannot be prevented by vaccines, it's essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle that will prevent chronic disease from ever developing. Assisting patients with prevention and helping them better understand chronic conditions is one of the most important parts of a clinician’s job. 

An Elevated State of Physical Health in the Workplace

Workplace wellness programs should include a holistic approach. Whether programs aim to inspire healthy living through fitness competitions or focus on medical goals with worksite acute care, the most common, and limited priority for many companies addressing wellness in the workplace is physical health. In fact, addressing physical health can be a great first step to reaching other factors that holistically affect well-being.

 

Physical Health is just the beginning

Reducing Health Risk is More Straight-Forward Than You Think

Identifying and controlling risk in an organization takes many forms, from developing talent retention strategies to following ISO 31000 standards. As healthcare costs continue to rise and nationwide healthcare initiatives face an uncertain future, reducing health risk amongst employee populations is becoming an increasingly important focus for executives and risk managers at organizations of all sizes.

Do Your Employees Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices?

By now, it’s become clear to most employers and executives that the health of their employees has a significant impact on productivity, and ultimately, an organization’s bottom line.

Tips for Backing the Health Advocates in Your Office

For many industries, word of mouth can be one of the strongest influencers in gaining participation and driving results. When we feel good about a program, service, or product we are likely to share our experience with others.

3 Steps to Integrating Wearable Fitness Trackers into Your Corporate Wellness Plan

Fitbit. Garmin. UP by Jawbone. Have you heard of them? These are three of the most popular wearable fitness trackers on the market and experts project that they’re not going anywhere for a while.

Boost Wellness by Adding a Health Tip of the Day to Communications

Wellness programs save companies in medical costs, improve the health of the workforce, increase morale, and make employees more productive in their jobs. Still, corporate wellness coordinators struggle with how to get employees engaged in their wellness plans and be active in their health, especially without adding to the budget. Daily health tips can be an effective and cost-efficient way to communicate about wellness to employees.

Is It Time To Take Another Look at Employee Health Benefits?

With the cost of traditional healthcare plans on the rise, HR leaders and benefits buyers are re-evaluating their employee health benefit options, with many employers moving to defined contribution plans. Like any benefit change, moving to a new plan can be daunting, but with proper research and communication the transition can be made with little difficulty and can benefit both employers and employees.