SwedishAmerican's BetterLife Wellness Offers CHIP Program

SwedishAmerican's BetterLife Wellness is pleased to offer the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)—formerly known as the Coronary Health Improvement Project. This lifestyle enrichment program is 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.

CHIP is based on the fact that 75 percent or more of our Western diseases are “lifestyle-related,” according to the U.S. Surgeon General. These diseases are connected to our processed diet; lack of exercise; overuse of cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine; increased levels of stress; and the quality of our support systems. These diseases include:

•Heart Disease
•Certain adult cancers
•Diverticular disease

Classes are held at BetterLife Wellness beginning Monday, January 25 at 6:30 PM, and meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays thru February 29. Classes are 90 minutes and include a pre- and post-health screen. The program costs $599.

For more information, contact Jody Perrecone at (815) 975-4523. To register, call SwedishAmerican's Health Connect at (779) 696-7081.

For further information, contact:

Paul Greenland

Katryna Kirby