CHIP – Lifestyle Intervention Program

 

CHIP Lifestyle Medicine is an affordable, lifestyle program designed to reduce risk factors thru better health habits, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications.

An intensive lifestyle modification solution, CHIP is focused on food and diet, activity and exercise, stress management, and alleviation of unhealthy habits.

The dramatic increase in health care costs is driven primarily by the increased number of employees with chronic diseases. Across all ages, the percentage of Americans with chronic disease has sharply risen. Particularly in the age group of 45 to 64 years, the percentage of Americans with 3 or more chronic diseases, such as overweight, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease, has increased since 1995 from 12% to 27%. These chronic diseases are now occurring at an ever earlier age, and the US Surgeon General states 70% are related to our lifestyle. A plethora of studies have shown that the more health risks a person has, the lower his/her productivity is through the effects of absenteeism and presenteeism. The good news is we can do something about the lifestyles we lead.

Medical care systems delivering their services in a one-on-one context often can, at best, slow down these chronic diseases or manage their symptoms through the use of procedures and pills. Treatment of chronic diseases today represent 75% of the total health care costs.

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) in its September 2009 publication identified that wellness programs like CHIP (listed as one of three examples from 84 published programs) can effectively address the underlying causes of chronic diseases, thereby reducing and in some cases even eliminating them. NYAM estimated a Return On Investment of $5.60 for every dollar invested on proven, evidence-based programs.

Employers today face the challenge of implementing effective, evidence-based programs—programs that work and that produce measurable results.

Sessions:

A typical session included an instructional video viewing, a cooking demonstration, group discussion, and an   exercise component. The intent of the intervention was to nurture intelligent self-care through enhanced   understanding of the epidemiology, cause, and risk factors associated with chronic lifestyle-related diseases.

  Length of the Program:

  • 18 sessions over 3 month

What’s Involved:

  • Pre and Post Lab work (blood draws)
  • HRA
  • Onsite Group Settings or Virtual

Proven Results with:

  • Management and symptom Reversal of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces stroke risk
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Lowers average cholesterol by 10-25% or more
  • Lessens Depression
  • Lowers Body Weight and Body Fat %

For more information about CHIP – Lifestyle Intervention Program please call 317.715.1415 or social@spirewell.com

Learn more from Darren Morton about CHIP’s Proven Results and the research that validates the program works!

 

Watch this video:  Testimony from Mark McNeill on coronary disease reversal with the CHIP program. (1:38 min.)

Watch this video: Testimony from Lynn Anastas on her improvement and reversal of osteoarthritis after going through the CHIP program. (1:35 min.)