Health program a positive adjustment

Elfie Joost of Shelley.  Elfie recently went through the CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) health program and has greatly improved her lifestyle and health.
Elfie Joost of Shelley. Elfie recently went through the CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) health program and has greatly improved her lifestyle and health.

‘It was very hard to start. After two days, I told my daughter I was never dieting again,’ Ms Joost said.

‘Although it was difficult, it was worth sticking with and I’ve had amazing results.’

Since starting the complete health improvement program, Ms Joost said her triglyceride levels (blood fats) came down by 53 per cent from very high to almost ideal.

The 74-year-old said her cholesterol dropped by 24 per cent in three weeks from high to ideal and the same with her blood pressure, going from 150/82 to 140/74.

‘When you are living by yourself, your eating habits tend to get worse,’ Ms Joost said.

‘I went from just not putting in much effort to now cooking nice meals for myself.’

Ms Joost said she previously had trouble sleeping, but is now able to get a good night’s rest.

‘I’m sleeping a lot better and I now go for a walk every morning, no matter what the weather,’ she said.

‘Everybody tells me I look good and I feel good too.’

Livingston Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a free information session on the program on Sunday, January 19 at 2pm at 291 Nicholson Road, Canning Vale.

For more information, contact facilitator Jo Laing on 0412 400 494.