Though primary care is a core component of the services we offer at Marathon Health, it’s just one part of the puzzle. Another is health coaching services, and coinciding with that program is our health promotion offerings.
2011 was a great year at Marathon Health in terms of health promotion at our client sites. We wanted to share with you the successes we saw in 2011:
- Overall, we offered 85 health promotion programs.
- The Biggest Loser weight loss program resulted in 732 participants losing 3521 lbs.
- Our most successful client had 104 employees participating who lost a total of 1059 lbs. (an average of 10 lbs. per person).
- Eighty-one percent of participants listed a change they would make as a result of the program they attended.
We are off to a great start in 2012. Between January and February, we have offered 52 programs (almost a 50% increase from the same time period last year). The Metabolic Syndrome Education Session is our latest offering. Additionally, other sites have offered smoking cessation groups, blood pressure checks, weight management support groups, a Healthy Weight Challenge and a Complete Wellness Challenge.
We’re looking forward to an even more successful year of onsite health education programming in 2012.