Lighten Up is a faith-based
approach to lifestyle change that offers health checks,
health conferences and an eight-week program, to help all people improve
health through nutrition, exercise and spiritual growth.
Through lifestyle change, people are
risk for cardiovascular disease by 30%, within the love and support
of their community
throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
Health Checks (7:30 – 10:00 am)
This is an important opportunity to determine
your risk for cardiovascular disease. Please come fasting (skip
your breakfast) to increase the accuracy of tests. We will provide
breakfast after the tests. Measurements include weight, body fat,
blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, high
density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein
(LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and
glucose. Results in about 15 minutes. The Calendar
of Events will
times and places. To help us serve you more efficiently,
call (843) 795-1623 or (843) 577-4766 to reserve your time slot. The cost is $25.
a walking time bomb and now I have
lost over 100 pounds!" —
Evelyn Addision, Summerville, SC
Health Conferences (7:30 am – noon)
health conference begins with the health check as described above.
With your measurements in hand, we will focus on the interpretation
of your results in a session called “Watch Your Diet.” Take the
mystery out of your health numbers and discover solutions
that work. The
next part of the conference will focus on “Health Crisis in America.”
Today, 65% of all adults are either overweight or obese. The economical,
physical, and spiritual consequences are enormous. Together, we
identify the efficient and effective choices you can make to improve
health. You will experience the joy of becoming God’s ambassador
for health. The cost is $35 and includes the health check and educational
You and Your Family At Risk?
The health check includes measurements of weight, body
fat, blood pressure, choleseterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL,
VLDL and glucose. Results in about 15 minutes.
|Watch Your Diet
Take the mystery out of your health numbers, set realistic
goals, and discover the solutions that work!
65% of Adults are Overweight or Obese
Finding a Biblical solution to a complex problem. God
changes hearts and people change behavior.
|We Become Leaders
as We Discover Our Influence!
Be mindful, embrase change, and lead the way through
designing a support system for change.
checks let you know your risk for heart disease. Monitor your
progress over the short and long term by repeating the health
check at the end of the course and at one year. The results also
let us know if Lighten Up is effective. The health checks are usually
conducted Saturday mornings. Measurements include height, weight,
percent body fat, blood pressure and a complete cholesterol profile.
your breakfast so blood can be measured for:
Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides, and Glucose.
Results in about 15 minutes!
Lighten Up Program (8 weeks)
People need support and encouragement when
making lifestyle changes. This need can be met by implementing
the Lighten Up program. The program includes eight weekly
sessions based on the spiritual fruits (see chart below).
Lighten Up book ($25)
health video ($30) will be your guide. We encourage participants
to each have a book and the group obtains a single video. At a
time and location of your choosing, prayer, Bible study and health
are combined to encourage you, your family and friends to improve
health through increasing accountability and the love and support
of your congregation.
Arrangements can be made for the Program Director
or Program Assistant to conduct these sessions. However, we
encourage leaders within your church to be trained to conduct the
program at a Health Conference.
||Behavior Change Checklist
||Diabetes and Carbohydrate Counting
||Vitamins & Minerals
||The Food Decision Process
||Keeping The Light