Feast on something bigger than a fad

January is when the rubber hits the road on New Year’s resolutions. Many people are trying to improve their health but have a difficult time sustaining the change necessary to make it happen. The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program focused on five essentials that cover the body-mind-soul connection: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. The five essentials make the difference in helping people achieve their wellness goals.  

The free, six-week Daniel Plan is open to the community and being hosted by Westlake United Methodist Church with the support of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. The program equips you with practical tools and resources to bring health into every area of your life. Participants receive a confidential pre and post biometric assessment completed with Cleveland Clinic nurses, a Daniel Plan workbook along with a resource folder. The program will run in February and March where you meet weekly with a small group to learn the principles … just 40 days to a healthier you!

Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in California and founder of The Daniel Plan, worked with several doctors including Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, to create this healthy lifestyle program. Throughout the first year of The Daniel Plan, over 15,000 people collectively lost over 250,000 pounds! Perhaps more important than losing weight, people report sleeping better, having more energy, less pain and improved cholesterol levels.

The Daniel Plan is founded on biblical principles and involves your mind, your spirit, your soul and your body – getting all these elements working together provides a way to make the long lasting changes we all desire. The weekly meetings in a small group format are key to the transformational and sustainable plan. So call up a friend and get registered to participate. 

Registration is going on now through Jan. 14 and the program begins on Feb. 7. For more information and to sign up go to westlakeumc.org/news.

Ellie Peiffer

Small Group & Welcoming Ministries Associate at Westlake United Methodist Church

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:32 AM, 01.09.2018