Give the gift of good health to a loved one this holiday season or plan to get a jumpstart on New Year\u2019s resolutions with Griffin Hospital\u2019s 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 Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 6-8:30 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\u2019 activity, sleep patterns and food intake. \u201cMaking changes for a healthy lifestyle isn\u2019t easy \u2013 it requires one-on-one guidance and on-going support,\u201d said Wellness for Life Program Director Eunice Lisk. \u201cThis 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.\u201d 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. For the past two years of the program, Wellness for Life participants have seen significant weight loss and reductions in blood pressure, and the program has received high scores from participants in meeting expectations and for presentations by the expert speakers. Wellness for Life meets on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 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\u00a0or call Program Director Eunice Lisk, MS, at 203-732-7107.