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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.

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.

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.

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.

Take Employee Benefits to the Next Level

Onsite healthcare bridges the gaps in standard benefit plans

Meet Evelia. Like many people, she avoided the doctor’s office, and her health, for years. Fortunately, healthcare became affordable and accessible when Evelia’s employer opened an onsite health center. “I had no more excuses and finally made an appointment.” Despite feeling healthy, Evelia’s routine wellness exam revealed a lump in her breast – she had cancer. By partnering with an onsite health center, Evelia’s employer was positioned to provide health and wellness benefits that supported her as she overcame her hurdles to health.

Meet the Winners of the Healthy Like Me Campaign

Look who's been working hard to improve their health! 

Marathon Health would like to congratulate our ten recent winners of the Healthy Like Me campaign. We are proud of them for sharing their stories and making positive changes toward their health! 

Wellness is Contagious: The Right Workout Group Helps Manage Symptoms

Connie was diagnosed with auto-immune diseases Sjogrens Syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease in 2012, and then in 2014, she was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Since the diagnoses, she has been on medications that made her gain unwanted weight. The diseases also made her fatigue easily, among other uncomfortable symptoms.


Wellness is Contagious: Health Awareness grants “Peace of Mind”

Thomas had been going to the ECSD Center for Health and Wellness for several years. He knew the results of his health assessments each year were not great but the stakes of his health status had not yet set in. Then, Krystal Rogers, a registered nurse at the center, spent time to go into careful detail about his conditions and explained to him the severity of what could happen if he didn’t take his results seriously. He left that appointment with a new understanding and motivation to change certain behaviors. Speaking of the revelation, he says, “I knew I had to regain my health so I could be around for my fifteen-year-old son.”