TERRE HAUTE -- The non-profit Maple Center for Integrative Health recently announced the 2012 spring schedule for the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP).
The following is a list of dates and locations for the spring sessions:
* Thursday, Feb. 9 -- Union Hospital East, Atrium Level Classroom, 1606 N. 7th St., Terre Haute,
* Monday, Feb. 13 -- Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Classroom 3, 3901 S. 7th St., Terre Haute,
* Thursday, Feb. 16 -- Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Suite 105, 630 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, and
* Monday, Feb. 20 -- Union Hospital East, Atrium Level Classroom, 1606 N. 7th St., Terre Haute.
Those attending the free sessions will learn how to reverse hardening of the arteries and heart disease, eat more and lose weight, drop blood cholesterol 15-20 percent, reduce coronary risk factors with just a fork and knife, control Type II diabetes through lifestyle, reduce hypertension, work with a physician to reduce reliance on prescription medications, and develop long-term strategies for optimal health.
Registration for the sessions is not required. Each session will begin at 7 p.m., and conclude at 8:30.
Starting March 5, the spring CHIP weekly seminars will take place on Mondays and Thursdays, from 6:30-8:45 p.m., for eight weeks.
Registration fee is $399 for an individual or $650 for two registrations. The fee includes two blood tests for cholesterol profile and blood sugar, followed by breakfast; two lifestyle evaluations; personalized counseling; 16 lifestyle lectures; dynamic living text and workbook; natural foods cookbook, food demonstrations and samples; binder with bonus materials; and monthly alumni support meetings.
Scholarships are available through past participants and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.
CHIP contributions come from Maple Center for Integrative Health co-sponsors, including Indiana State University, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Union Hospital, and the Union Hospital Associated Physicians Clinic.
For more information or to register for the spring CHIP program, call 812-234-8733.
Information is also available on the Maple Center for Integrative Health website at www.themaplecenter.org.