The Memphis-Raleigh, Tenn., Church hosted its second Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). The class began in the church fellowship hall with food samples each night. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the class went virtual. The participants continued to give the class their best effort, with excellent participation all the way to the end.
While traditional lab testing before and during the program validify the progress of participants, that was not practical for this session. However, simple lifestyle changes made big differences in the participants in the areas of sleep, food planning and preparations, weight loss, exercise, regularity, water drinking, and their overall outlook and ability to achieve lifestyle goals.
A few of the participants were repeating CHIP for a second or third time. These were not only bolstered by the review, but also felt they learned some new things that were encouraging. Despite the lack of face-to-face contact, the group bonded well with the lively conversations, insights, sharing, and even a group exercise time. Some have said they are ready to take it again.
CHIP is truly a complete health improvement program which educates in nutrition, exercise, relationships, stress, rest, forgiveness, and much more. Even without the food samples, the class was a great success, and the church praises God.
Kentucky-Tennessee | August 2020