Griffin Hospital is helping
individuals make the change for a healthier life this summer with its Wellness for Life program.
Wellness for Life is a 12-week,
evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many
chronic diseases. According to a report by the US 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.
Starting Tues., June 13 from 1-3:30
p.m., the program offers a custom fitness evaluation, individual nutritional
guidance, one-on-one coaching, and small, interactive health seminars so
participants can make a commitment to a healthier life. Each participant also
receives a Fitbit, which helps track participants’ activity, sleep patterns and
“Making changes for a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy – it
requires one-on-one guidance and on-going support,” said Wellness for Life
Program 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 hands-on learning, featuring an
activity monitor, health coaching, and weekly group sessions to establish
healthy weight control, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, better sleep
and energy, and increased personal strength and resilience.
Since its start in 2015, Wellness for Life participants have
seen significant weight loss and reductions in blood pressure, and the program
has received high satisfaction scores from participants in meeting expectations
and for presentations by the expert speakers.
Wellness for Life meets on Tuesday
evenings from 1-3:30 p.m. at the new Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Center, 10 Progress Dr., Shelton.
For more information about Wellness for Life,
visit griffinhealth.org or call Program Director Eunice Lisk, MS, at 203-732-7107.