But there is another intervention in our health by employers that for some marks a distinct step way beyond the boundaries of where our work and personal lives intersect. Companies including Apple and Facebook are offering female employees financial support to freeze their eggs so that, if they choose to, they can use them later in life for fertility treatment.
This controversial employee benefit offers female workers a way of potentially delaying when they might have children, giving them the opportunity to focus on their careers. There is, however, no guarantee that the expensive procedure - one that can costs tens of thousands of dollars and is also not without health risks - will lead to a baby for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally.
Apple says that its support for egg freezing is part of wider programme of policies it offers aimed at helping employees with their families, including extended maternity leave and assistance with some of the costs associated with adoption. A spokesperson for Apple said: "We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families."
For Gateno, however, the direct involvement of his employer in his health has been a positive development in his life. It has given him a positive way of channelling his competitive spirit, but also left him feeling far healthier.
“I weigh less now than I did when I graduated high school in 1992,” he chuckles.
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