What is CHIP?
CHIP (the Complete Health Improvement Program) is a lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.
Before the educational program begins, a comprehensive health screen is conducted to establish risk factor levels for each participant. Participants then meet on a weekly basis for lectures, discussion and encouragement / support.
Health screen results are provided to each participant early in the program, and participants are encouraged to share their results and work closely with their personal physician regarding their need for medication as they modify their lifestyle. Immediately following the program, the health screen is conducted again, and a detailed report is prepared for each participant that compares their risk factor levels before and after going through the program.
What do I need to do to participate?
Register online today, or see Dr. Andrea Thomas at one of our Saturday services. As stated earlier, a very detailed health assessment will be conducted for each participant once the program begins. Additional paperwork will be completed at that time.
Where will the program take place?
CHIP will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church. The class will meet on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting on April 15, and run for 16 weeks. Class will not meet on Mother's Day or the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
Who can participate in the CHIP program?
Anyone over age 18 is welcome to participate. You do not need to be a member of our church to participate – in fact, we encourage members of the community to join us!
What is a weekly class like?
Each week, participants weight, blood pressure, etc. will be assessed and recorded. Classes are composed primarily of lectures and discussions, interspersed with cooking demonstrations and excecise sessions.
How much does CHIP cost?
There are three levels of registration. Please note these are discounted significantly from the normal CHIP registration rate. A $100 registration deposit is due by April 15, and complete payment must be made by April 30.
1. Gold - $299 (includes CHIP Live More participant kit - workbook and text materials - and two blood collection lab kits*)
2. Silver - $249 (includes CHIP Live More participant workbook only and two blood collection lab kits*)
3. Bronze - $199 (includes CHIP Live More participant workbook only)
*The blood collection kits are for labs/blood work to be collected at the beginning and end of the program for comparison on how the program has made a difference in health.
Are you sure CHIP will help improve my health?
CHIP has over 75,000 graduates worldwide and sustains adherence to the program guidelines through an active "ClubCHIP" member support organization – so you can continue to receive support even after you’ve completed the program. CHIP graduates have seen improvements in the areas of:
- Heart disease
- Certain adult cancers
- Diverticular disease
Program results have been published in over 20 scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Preventive Medicine
CHIP is endorsed by the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and the International Nutrition Research Foundation.
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