BetterLife Wellness to Host Program to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

Those who’d like to improve their overall health in 2017 can take a step in the right direction through a free, educational program at SwedishAmerican.

SwedishAmerican’s BetterLife Wellness will host a CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) event on Monday, January 23rd at the hospital’s conference center. CHIP is an international, scientifically-based wellness program that teaches individuals how to make daily choices that promote a healthy lifestyle. The program is designed to help people reach all types of health goals – whether it’s to recover from a chronic condition or simply maintain overall health and wellness.

CHIP can help those who’d like to:
• Lose weight
• Reverse type 2 diabetes
• Reduce the risk or reoccurrence of cancer
• Lower cholesterol
• Eliminate “brain fog”
• Boost their energy
• Reduce or eliminate medications (working with a physician)
• Reverse erectile dysfunction
• Develop healthier eating habits
• Reduce the likelihood of dementia and Alzheimer’s
• Lower blood pressure
• Reduce symptoms or reverse many auto-immune diseases
• Avoid early retirement due to health concerns

CHIP events are conducted by trained and licensed CHIP facilitators in more than 350 cities across North America and other parts of the world. The program is based on the U.S. Surgeon General’s assertion that 75% or more of our Western diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes, are “lifestyle-related” and can be prevented through healthier life choices. Health screens are provided for each participant to establish risk factors to provide a clear definition of each individual’s goals. The program has more than 70,000 graduates worldwide.

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About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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Katryna Kirby