You eat your vegetables, you drink lots of water, you count your steps, you try to get eight hours of sleep each night. But there’s more to staying healthy than just following these common sense, tried-and-true rules.
The mission of the Be Well Community Lecture Series, offered by Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center, is to help members of the local community live their best lives by educating them about ways to stay well and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. The spotlight shines on women’s health and wellness in October as the Be Well series presents Focus on Women: Health and Self Improvement.
First up, join Nancy Graham, LCSW, of the Renfrew Center, for a discussion of positive body image and its effect on women’s health on Oct. 18. Nancy’s work at the Renfrew Center centers around the treatment of eating disorders, so she is particularly well-equipped to speak to the benefits of a positive self-image. Nancy’s EmpowHER session will offer women a description of historical trends in our culture around women’s body image, provide tips and tools for changing the conversation around women’s bodies and self-worth, and detail the importance of a positive image to a woman’s overall health.
Then, mark your calendars for the end of the month when instructor Rich Sabatino will teach a Women’s Self Defense Class on Oct. 25. This class, designed specifically for women, is a great way to improve personal safety, enhance awareness and improve self-confidence. Attendees will learn practical and effective strategies and tools to protect themselves in any situation. Space is limited. Please wear comfortable clothing.
All of the Be Well Community Lecture Series events are FREE and will be held at Pascack Valley Medical Center, 250 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ. To learn more or register online, click here or call 877.848.WELL (9355).EmpowHER Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Pascack Valley Medical Center Basement Conference Room 2 Women’s Self Defense Class Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. Pascack Valley Medical Center Community Center