CHIP, an acronym for Complete Health Improvement Project, is an affordable, 30 day lifestyle education program with thousands of graduates worldwide. It is sponsored by local, certified leadership; is community based; and has a strong, ongoing support system. CHIP encourages a close working relationship with one’s personal physician.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO VIDEOS OUTLINING WHAT CHIP IS AND FEATURING THE STORIES OF PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BY CHIP.
o This 10 min video features Chef AJ doing a supermarket tour helping people to shop the perimeter of the store and eat more foods as grown. She is an icon in the US and her website is www.unprocessed.com She has some great practical tips.
o This 8.5 minute video is a beautifully edited and commented “relaxation response” which is an actual exercise that groups can do and individuals can do at home to induce the relaxation response when they feel stressed. It’s a beautiful visual addition to a seminar on stress.
o This a 2.5 minute video demonstrates in a fun visual way how long a carrot vs. a chocolate bar takes to burn off on the treadmill. It’s fun and a great visual to get the message of energy density of foods across. Dr Darren Morton hosts this video.
o This 6 minute video is hosted by Dr Darren Morton and explains really well what oxidative stress is and how the foods we eat induce a oxidative stress response in our bodies immediately. This is light hearted and engaging.
o This 14.5 minute video explains demonstrates some stretching exercises really well that can be done easily and simply from home.
o This 13 minute video features Dr Darren Morton talking about the health benefits of resistance exercise and showing some simple things people can do at home to improve their strength. Ideal for middle aged women that have never done any resistance exercise before.
o This video speaks about what role CHIP can play in Adventist local church life. Running CHIP in a church is a mission opportunity for medical evangelists.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL LINKS
o This article called “Effectively Marketing your Adventist Church CHIP program” contains lots of ideas for broad application.
o A link to see the latest list of Australian based CHIP programs run through Adventist Churches is here.