On Track Workshop
Every 3rd Saturday of the month – 10am to 11:30am
The monthly On Track Workshop at Griffin Hospital is designed to address the needs of all bariatric surgery patients, or those considering surgery. Each workshop focuses on a variety of topics related to weight-loss strategies. These seminars help create community fellowship among peers and supports lifestyle change in a “judgement-free” environment. Each month we pick a new activity or topic to discuss. Some of the topics covered include:
- Cooking demonstrations
- Exercise classes
- Meditation classes
- Psychological issues
- Stress management
- Support groups
- Nutritional education
Nutrition is a basic element of success after bariatric surgery. Being able to cook healthy recipes is important, but more important than this is that the food you eat be enjoyable, easy to prepare and liked by all of the family members. It is very important that the rest of your family adopts the new healthy lifestyle habits to help encourage and support you on your weight loss journey. You will receive nutritional advice and watch our experts make delicious, healthy recipes for your entire family.
Exercise is equally important after weight loss surgery, in order to maintain lean muscles to boost metabolism and weight loss. Exercise also has a positive impact on your overall health and stamina and can even improve your mood. With our low-impact exercise classes, you will learn about safe exercises that will help you build up your routine and receive personalized advice as well.
Body image after bariatric surgery changes, and the more weight you lose the more you want to get out, meet other people, be active and social. Sometimes, however, psychological issues associated with excess weight continue to prevent patients from fully enjoying their new lives. You may go through emotional ups and downs as you lose weight or plateau after surgery. Moreover, in today’s society everyone can benefit from knowing how to effectively deal with ongoing stress. Our workshops can help with psychological counseling, stress management strategies, and even simple encouragement from your peers and our health professionals during support groups.
Keep in mind that weight loss does not happen overnight, but with your commitment and a little help from your Griffin Bariatrics support team you can achieve your long-term goals. The On Track program has been designed to meet your needs and personally address your specific questions and situation.
ADDITIONAL CONNECTICUT BARIATRIC SUPPORT SERVICES
To learn more about other bariatric support services you can benefit from, read about our support groups, bariatric exercise classes and fitness center membership. You can also use our online feedback form and to tell us about other support services and workshops that you are interested in.