Griffin Hospital is helping
individuals make the change for a healthier life this fall 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., Sept. 26 from 6-8:30
p.m., the program offers a custom fitness evaluation, a wellness visit with a
physician, individual nutritional guidance, one-on-one coaching, group physical
activity, and small, interactive health seminars and discussions 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 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 hands-on learning, featuring an
activity monitor, behavioral change coaching, and weekly group sessions to promote
healthy weight management, better sleep and energy, chronic disease
prevention/management, and increased personal strength and resilience.
Since its start in 2015, Wellness for Life graduates have
reported increased knowledge, skills, and confidence in making lifestyle
changes (physical activity, stress management, nutrition, resilience), 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 from
6-8:30 p.m. at The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour
For more information about Wellness
for Life, visit griffinhealth.org or call Program Director Eunice Lisk, MS, at