Your CHIP Journey
Joining the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a proven way to prevent, halt, or reverse chronic disease. In just 10 weeks, it can help you:
- Reduce risk factors for many common chronic illnesses
- Feel better and think more clearly
- Be more productive
How CHIP changes your lifestyle
CHIP shifts you away from habits that undermine your health and toward those that support it.
You’ll progress toward 6 targets:
|CHIP Program participants|
|Activity||No exercise||At least 30 minutes of daily exercise|
|Nutrition||Processed foods with high sodium and saturated fat||Whole foods, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables|
|Sleep||Short or irregular sleep||8+ hours of sleep each night|
|Social Connection||Seclusion||Daily contact with friends and family|
|Risky Substances||Overuse of nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, or recreational drugs||Avoidance of risky substances|
|Stress Management||High, unmanaged stress||Low, well-managed stress|
Steps you’ll take
CHIP is available to any individual whose GP surgeries and health care providers are CHIP partners. It’s easy to join! Your organisation can tell you how the registration process works.
Do baseline testing.
Complete an online health risk assessment and blood analysis. Lab tests gauge your state of health at the start of the programme, so you can measure your progress in the weeks ahead.
Participate in group sessions to learn how to shift your habits.
Each week, you’ll watch videos, join lively group discussions, and take quizzes. You may also take part in gentle physical exercises and cooking classes. You’ll learn how to adopt healthier habits.
Become part of a community.
Join a great group of people who share similar health goals. You will motivate and support one another on your journey.
Apply what you learn to change your lifestyle. New activities—exercise, food preparation, and so on—may require a few hours a week. Plan ahead to integrate them into your schedule.
Exercise, even gentle movement like walking, lowers blood pressure, elevates mood, improves circulation, strengthens muscles, boosts immunity, and leads to more restful sleep.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.
7-8 hours a night of restorative sleep is critical for weight control, blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular health, mood, dementia prevention, and keeping your immune system strong.
Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and drugs can threaten your health, as can environmental toxins and pollutants. It is important to understand and manage the risks.
It’s no secret that managing stress makes you feel happier. But it also helps you control your weight, reduce risk for heart disease and dementia, reduce muscle tension, get sick less often, and sleep soundly.
Repeat the tests.
Retest after 8 weeks. CHIP compares the original and new measurements to identify changes in key biometrics and wellbeing scores.
Keep up the good work!
Your tests will show you how far you’ve come—and what you still need to do. Keep connected with CHIP on our Participants community on Facebook.
You will need a computer and high-speed internet access or mobile device to access CHIP. If meeting as part of a group, your weekly meetings may take place online or in person.
“The CHIP programme was great. It was such a relief to find a wholefood, plant-based approach running in the UK – especially one where the underlying philosophy completely made sense to me. I particularly loved the videos – I found them engaging and supportive. The programme helped me to turn around my unhealthy and unsustainable eating and exercise habits, and I lost weight during the programme, and have continued to do so, steadily, since it finished. I feel so much better! .”
Are you ready?
Let our team help you get started.