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Marathon Health Blog

Drew Arnold

Recent Posts

The Impact of Working Too Much

It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts. 

Encourage Employees to Create a Personal Health and Wellness Plan

It’s a simple fact that most employers face increasing healthcare costs. One way to address the impact of rising costs is to encourage the workforce to become healthier through personal wellness plans. When employees take an active role in their health and wellness, the chances decrease that they will have complicated conditions that require costly treatments. Beyond the economic motivation for companies to encourage wellness plans, healthy employees are happier and more productive, too.

What is Onsite Healthcare?

The use of onsite healthcare solutions continues to rise among businesses, resulting in greater productivity and profitability via healthier, happier populations.

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

Workplace Wellness Ideas That Go Beyond Physical Health

Total health is about more than physical fitness. Mental and emotional health are just as important as being physically fit – in fact, mental and emotional wellness impacts an individual’s physical health. And it goes beyond the simple equation of stress equals high blood pressure – we make healthier choices when we are emotionally secure and mentally fit.

Five Workplace Wellness Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet

Wellness programs in the workplace are a must-have for companies that want to help employees become healthier. Walking programs are nearly omnipresent and while it is fun to track your steps and challenge your colleagues, participation and enthusiasm for standard programming can wane over time. Wellness is about more than walking, after all, so for those looking for some new wellness ideas, try some of these creative programs. You might find these wellness ideas will have a positive effect on morale, too.

Improving Employee Satisfaction with Fitness Programs

Many executives know that happy employees are productive employees. There was a reason Snow White’s staff whistled while they worked, and there is a reason why many modern companies are spending resources on employee lounge spaces with free snacks, large TVs, ping pong tables and other trendy perks.

Mental Health in the Workplace: How to Assess and Improve It

Poor work performance and absenteeism are often side effects of poor mental health, and businesses can lose millions of dollars because of them. The first step a company can take to address mental health in the workplace is to assess the mental health of employees.

Wellness Program Ideas To Engage Employees of All Interest Levels

Implementing a company-wide program of any type can be difficult, especially one that involves employee health, wellness, nutrition, and exercise. Wellness programming can too often appeal to the same limited cohort of employees, or at least that can be the perception. 

The wonderful thing about wellness programming is how diverse it can be. Wellness programs can focus on healthy eating and physical activity, and can also take into account environmental, social, and educational factors to appeal to all demographics.

Helping Employees Navigate Current Healthcare Issues

The healthcare options available to employees can be daunting. For the uninitiated healthcare participant, just the acronyms alone (PCP, HSA, EAP, HRA, and on and on) are enough to scramble one’s brain. Additionally, the notion of onsite healthcare can be an unfamiliar one. Even people who are familiar with the concept of wellness programs sometimes have a challenge making the leap to understanding that they can visit the onsite health center for anything they’d see their doctor for (and more).