Griffin Hospital’s Wellness for Life Program can help individuals get a jumpstart on their New Year’s resolutions and make a lasting change for a healthier lifestyle.
Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases. It’s designed for individuals ready to make changes in their nutrition, physical activity and stress management.
With the support of a multi-disciplinary staff, Wellness for Life, members take ownership of making long-term lifestyle changes in their lives.
According to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 80 percent of chronic diseases, like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, can be prevented with better lifestyle choices in nutrition, activity and emotional health.
Wellness for Life meets once a week with a new session starting on Feb. 20.
The program encourages participants to make a commitment for a healthier life through custom fitness evaluation and planning, individual nutritional guidance, one-on-one coaching, and small, interactive health seminars. Each participant also receives an activity tracker, which helps monitor his or her activity, sleep patterns and food intake.
“Making changes for a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy – it requires one-on-one guidance and on-going support,” said Wellness for Life Program Co-Director Eunice Lisk. “This program helps people assess their lifestyle, provides them with a personalized plan to increase vitality and gives one-on-one and group support every step of the way to better health.”
Wellness for Life focuses on establishing sustainable lifestyle changes that make sense in each participant’s life. This includes promoting regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training, healthier eating habits, weight management, improved blood sugar control, lowered blood pressure, better sleep and energy, and increased personal strength and resilience among our members.
The Wellness for Life program has received high satisfaction scores in meeting participants’ expectations and for valuable presentations by health experts.
Wellness for Life meets at the Hewitt Ambulatory Pavilion (located in the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital) at 350 Seymour Ave., in Derby. For more information about Wellness for Life, visit griffinhealth.org or call Program Co-Director Eunice Lisk, MS, at 203-732-7107.