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Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 4:00 pm | Updated: 2:42 pm, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

February is American Heart Month, and there's no better time to consider making some lifestyle adjustments which could drastically improve your coronary health. Over the last three years, more than 100 area residents have experienced the benefits of taking personal responsibility for their own health through the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP). Another program begins in early March.

Local CHIP volunteers lead participants on a 30 day journey to better health, providing education and support for those wishing to reverse, normalize, or prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. CHIP is comprised of a pre- and post-program blood draw, sixteen classroom sessions (which include local presentations, food samples, and video lectures), an applied nutritional workshop, and a shopping tour.

According to CHIP founder and speaker, Dr. Hans Diehl, "Seventy-percent of deaths in our country are directly related to lifestyle factors." His research shows that atherosclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers are virtually unknown in many countries, and could be drastically reduced in here in America with lifestyle modification.

Space for the March program is limited to 20 participants. To learn more about the program and registration information, or to schedule a 30 minute presentation about CHIP to a group, club, or business, contact Merry at 326-5375.

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