Health & Wellness
The members of the Health and Wellness ministry team focus on bringing to the church and community healthful lifestyle improvement programs founded on the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
Health and Wellness is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practiced.
“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31
Throughout the year biblical wellness programs are offered such as CHIP and BEST WEIGH, promoting a vibrant lifestyle that brings mental, physical and social wellness to the glory of God.
Additional resources: http://www.uccsda.org/health
Walla Walla Health Expo 2015
OPTIMIZE: Eat Strong, Feel Whole, Think Up
The Walla Walla Health Expo will feature many guest speakers who will present vital information on health such as: weight loss, health remedies, spiritual and emotional health, nutrition and exercise, and coronary disease prevention. There will also be free health screenings available for strength, flexibility, lung capacity, blood pressure, body mass index, and bone density (in the Youth Room). See below for speaker and schedule information.
Afternoon Sessions will be held on May 16 by:
Anabel Facemire, M.D., Board Certified Cardiologist
May 16, 2:15 & 4:45 PM, Fellowship Hall "The Power to Conquer Heart Disease"
Robert Egbert, Ph.D, Ed.D, Proferros of Psychology, WWU
May 16, 3:30 PM, Fellowship Hall "MIND Your Health: How Emotional Health Energizes Personal Relationship, Work Experience, and Personal Health"
May 16, 4:45 PM, Chapel (Same Topic Repeated)
Donald Casebolt, M.D., Family Practice Preventative Medicine
May 16, 3:30 PM, Adult SS Room #2 "Harmful Effects of Animal Protein"
May 16, 4:45 PM, Adult SS Room #1 (Same Topic Repeated)
Beverly Thompson, M.N., Natural Health Remedies
May 16, 2:15 & 3:30 PM, Adult SS Room #1 "Practical Tools for Good Health: Water Therapy, Charcoal and Exercise"
Dan Niesner, M.Div., Health Coach
May 16, 2:15 & 4:45 PM, Adult SS Room #2 "Practical Weight-Loss Tips"
Special Guest Speaker Weekend: May 22 & 23, 2015
Fred Hardinge, DrPh
Certified Health Education Specialist, Registered Dietitian, and the Associate Director of Health Ministries of the General Conference of SDA
May 22, 7:00 PM, Chapel
"Lifestyle Choices: The Secret to Optimal Health"
May 23, 8:15 & 10:45 AM, Sanctuary
"Human Performance Integrity: The Experience of Daniel and His Friends"
May 23, 2:15 & 3:30 PM, Chapel
"Good Diets: Do They Really Make A Difference?"
Best Weigh is a weight management program designed to help individuals lose weight permanently. Best Weigh is a high value but low cost program requiring commitment and as little as $20 for the entire ten week program! Week-by-week your food choices and portions become more healthful. Best Weigh is like a short post-graduate course in nutrition. Topics covered include: fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sugars and other simple carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and fiber, fruits and vegetables, protein foods, food supplements, and reading nutrition labels.
... an acronym for Complete Health Improvement Program, is an affordable, 4-week lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease. For more info: http://www.chiphealth.com/About-CHIP/about-chip/