TERRE HAUTE -- The non-profit Maple Center for Integrative Health recently announced financial assistance for the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP).
Financial assistance to participate in the lifestyle-changing program is available through past participants and a grant from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.
The application process is simple. Those interested should pick up the one-page form from the Maple Center, by calling the Maple Center at 812-234-8733, or by e-mailing CHIP Coordinator Karen Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHIP will take place March 5-April 26, Mondays and Thursdays, from 6:30-8:35 p.m.
It will take place at the Indiana State University John T. Myers Technology Building, Room TC105.
Free information sessions will also take place. One is scheduled for Thursday, at the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Suite 105, 630 Wabash Ave., from 7-8:30 p.m. Another session will take place Monday, Feb. 20, at Union Hospital East, Atrium Level Classroom, 1606 N. 7th St., also from 7-8:30 p.m.
Participating in the CHIP Program can help those learn how to reverse hardening of the arteries and heart disease; eat more and lose weight; drop blood cholesterol by 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 fee is $399 for an individual and $650 for a couple. CHIP qualifies for reimbursement from Flexible Medical Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts.
The registration 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, a binder with bonus materials and monthly alumni support meetings.
For more information, call 812-234-8733.