CHIP produces amazing results for people who are willing to commit to taking control of their health. Results have shown remarkable benefits can be gained through simple lifestyle changes, and many of these benefits can start to be seen in a matter of weeks.
CHIP helps to provide motivation and the necessary tools needed to enact change, all while fitting around a participant’s day to day life. CHIP does not require a carefully controlled setting where diet and exercise are rigorously enforced to produce results; it produces results in the community, teaching participants how to navigate towards optimal health in their everyday lives.
More than 50,000 graduates from four continents know how CHIP changes lives. A few simple, painless, and deliberate lifestyle choices can make all the difference in the world. What are the results of adopting the CHIP lifestyle?
Helps with management and symptom reversal of type 2 diabetes
There have been many instances of CHIP participants on medication for type 2 diabetes needing to reduce or stop taking insulin injections and oral medications following the adoption of dietary and lifestyle changes.
Reduces stroke risk
Average CHIP participants see a decrease in their biomarkers for stroke risk, reducing their risk of this disabling condition.
Normalizes blood pressure
Many hypertensives can decrease and sometimes eliminate their need for medication following the adoption of a CHIP optimal lifestyle.
Lowers average cholesterol levels by 10-25% or more
Persons being treated for high cholesterol may decrease and sometimes eliminate their need for medication. Results show that those with the highest cholesterol levels – and greatest risk- achieve the greatest results.
Decreased weight, increased exercise and better sleep have been shown to have a positive impact on depression. CHIP has been shown to have a positive impact on Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores for participants receiving other health benefit such as weight loss.
Average participants see weight loss without the need for complicated calorie counting. CHIP provides principles that can lead to long term maintenance of a healthy weight, not short term quick fix solutions.
All this in a matter of weeks!
The following clinical changes were achieved in just 4 to 8 weeks.
With over 20 scientific papers of published results, the benefits of CHIP speak for themselves. Below is a snap shot of some the benefits CHIP participants can expect, these results are the biometric changes in a self-selected group of 1,506 males attending standardized 30-day, community-based CHIP groups in the USA.
1. Shurney, D., S. Hyde, et al. (2012). "CHIP lifestyle program at Vanderbilt University demonstrates an early ROI for a diabetic cohort in a workplace setting: a case study" Journal of Managed Care Medicine 15(4): 5-15.
2. Aldana, S. G., Greenlaw, R. L., Diehl, H. A., Merrill, R. M., Salberg, A., & Englert, H. (2008). "A video-based lifestyle intervention and changes in coronary risk." Health Educ Res, 23(1), 115-124.
3. Thieszen, C. L., R. M. Merrill, et al. (2011). "The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) for lowering weight and improving psychosocial health." Psychol Rep 109(1): 338-352.