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Marathon Health Blog

How Do You Respond to Stress?

Stress is something that we are all aware of daily. But did you know that stress can be both positive and negative? Stress refers to a physical or psychosocial stimulus that causes bodily or mental tension. It is your perception of this stress that matters most.

Find Balance in Your Diet

March is National Nutrition Month, and with so much information in the news about trending diets, you may be wondering, “what’s all the hype around the Mediterranean diet?” Incorporating a variety of nutritious and balanced foods is important to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. 

An Innovative Approach to Healthcare Delivery

The Marathon Health Difference

Innovation is not simply the invention of a new idea, but the process of putting those ideas into practice to bring about significant change. Since 2005, Marathon Health has operated with a mission to change healthcare delivery, to change healthcare, and to ultimately change health in this country. 

Adding Social into Medical

How a Worksite Health Center Can Provide Socially Informed Care

Health is more than a collection of genetic and behavioral factors. While healthcare providers are positioned to solve medical problems, long-term health outcomes are heavily dependent on the social, economic, and environmental context of a patient’s life.[i] [ii] Studies show a link between these factors and the risk for chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.[iii] In other words, health is strongly influenced by what happens outside of the doctor’s office.

How to Cut Your Healthcare Spend by 25%

The cost of healthcare continues to rise. In fact, “healthcare benefit costs are still rising at two times the rate of wage increases and three times general inflation, making this trend unaffordable and unsustainable over the long term," according to a recent publication by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). “The total cost of healthcare, including premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents, is estimated to average $14,800 per employee in 2019, up from $14,099 this year.”

This is the bad news. The good news is employers are learning there are actionable steps they can take to reduce the rising costs of healthcare.  

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.  

4 Steps to a Healthier, Happier Workforce

How a healthcare innovation boosts productivity
and cuts costs

The bad news? Healthcare costs are rising and nationwide healthcare programs face an uncertain future.

Redefining Healthcare

Marathon Health earns distinction as a MSN "Most Admired Company"

health·care (noun): the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services. by providing personal, individualized care.

Finding an Alternative Approach to Healthcare

Sitting in a rocking chair, gazing out the window, I found myself patting my son’s back to the artificial sounds mimicking his heartbeat. Beep…beep…beep. It was robotic melodic and confirmation he was snoozing calmly in my arms. This moment nearly fit the picture I painted in my mind of our first days at home together. But, we weren’t home. This was his first home, but not ours, and the cacophony of alarms and sputters from the NICU poked at that unfortunate reality.