(Marlton, NJ….) Virtua Health is well-known for its women’s health services, including educational classes on everything from fitness to parenting. Now, during this time of social distancing, the South Jersey health system will continue empowering women through two new online workshops.
The first of these free, live webinars, on May 27, will focus on emotional eating – and how to avoid it – while on lockdown. The second session, on June 4, will address pelvic-floor disorders – which affect one in four women – and can cause pain and bladder incontinence.
“Education is a key component of staying healthy,” said Dr. Nicole Lamborne, director of women’s health services at Virtua Health. “By presenting these opportunities online, we can continue to give women the knowledge they need to take good care of themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Women can join these webinars on the Zoom app from their computer, tablet, or smart phone:
Step Away from the Pantry! Tips to Outsmart Emotional Eating on Lockdown
Wednesday, May 27, from 7 to 8 p.m.
If you’ve been stress eating or craving chips and chocolate while you’re at home, you’re not alone. Join Virtua psychologist and weight-loss expert Michelle Hunt, PsyD, LCADC, for an information-packed hour, where she’ll help you identify emotional triggers, ditch the guilt, and curb cravings – especially when stress levels are high. Dr. Hunt shares relatable and attainable strategies for mindful eating.
Can a Powerful Pelvic Floor Change Your Life? Madge the Vag Gets Answers
Thursday, June 4, from 7 to 8 p.m.
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Join celebrity host Madge the Vag from the popular web series of the same name, where she empowers women with a blend of humor and medical facts. Madge will sit down (virtually) with Virtua Health experts to get real about keeping your “lady parts in shape.” For example, pelvic-floor disorders can trigger “leaks” when a woman laughs or sneezes, and may even cause pain. Virtua experts will explain how to strengthen your pelvic floor at any age to overcome these issues. Madge will be joined by Dr. Sage Claydon, a urogynecologist, and Michelle Peshick, a pelvic-floor physical therapist.
Attendees must register in advance for these secure, free webinars, and “seats” are limited. To register, visit go.virtua.org/RealTalk.
For information about Virtua’s comprehensive women’s health programs, visit Virtua for Women or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3.