MercyOne Clinton offers program to improve health and well-being

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February 12, 2021
MercyOne Clinton Medical Center’s popular Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) begins a new session on Monday, February 22, 2021 (was previously February 15). CHIP is an 18-week lifestyle modification program designed to prevent and reverse chronic diseases.

Led by a registered dietitian and a certified wellness coach from MercyOne Clinton, CHIP is designed to help participants make long-lasting lifestyle changes by addressing the causes of chronic disease and teaching them to use their own lifestyle as their best medicine. CHIP is an evidence-based and peer-reviewed program that focuses on lifestyle changes in all aspects of health, including nutrition, physical activity, substance use, stress, self-worth and even happiness.

At the beginning of the CHIP program, participants will undergo a health screening and lab work to check cholesterol, blood sugar and other health indicators. The screening will be repeated at the end of the program. Participants also will receive a tool kit including a workbook, cookbook and textbook. Each session focuses on a topic, including:
  • Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine
  • Eat More, Weigh Less
  • Disarming Diabetes
  • The Heart of the Matter
  • Controlling Blood Pressure and Discovering Protein
  • Bone Health Essentials
  • Cancer Prevention
  • DNA Is Not Your Destiny
  • Practicing Forgiveness
  • Stress Relieving Strategies
  • Fix How You Feel, and more
Classes will be held on Mondays from February 22 to June 28, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m., at the MercyOne North Health Plaza West Annex, 915 13th Avenue N., Clinton. Everyone will be required to wear a mask, and social distancing protocols will be observed.

For more information or to register for CHIP, call 563-244-3539.

Jennifer Faley, Marketing Coordinator, (563) 589-8112