HPC Physical Well-being Series: Working Through Menopause
Date and Time
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Although the transition from peri-menopause to menopause is a normal part of every woman’s life, many of the changes can be very disruptive. It doesn't have to be that way! Women may experience symptoms of peri-menopause beginning in their early 40's and continue to experience symptoms into their 50’s. Simple nutritional and lifestyle modifications can have a big impact on the experience of menopause and beyond.
Let’s change the narrative on menopause to make it a time of empowerment and personal growth.
During this seminar, we will discuss the following:
- Identify the common symptoms of peri-menopause/menopause and how they affect our body.
- Review evidence informed tools to address common concerns including hot flashes, disruptions in mood, sleep and concentration.
- Discuss life after menopause – Reviewing risk factors for osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
- Answer questions
Register now! You can submit questions when your register that will be answered during the talks. We look forward to this enlightening discussion with you!
About the Facilitator:
Dr. Kristina Brooks, ND is a naturopathic doctor on campus at the Health and Performance Centre. Dr. Brooks completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph and went on to complete her medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Using an evidence informed approach, she uses tools such as functional foods, botanical medicine, acupuncture and healthy lifestyle modification to address an individual's concerns. With 15 years of experience in an integrative setting, she understands the importance of collaborating with an individual's existing team of medical professionals to optimize health outcome. Within the team at the HPC, Dr. Brooks' role is to support foundational health and remove obstacles to wellness and recovery. She strives to provide patients with the necessary tools and knowledge to address both current health concerns, in addition to the prevention of future disease and injury.
About the HPC
Providing high-performance injury recovery right in the heart of campus. The Health and Performance Centre (HPC) is located in the J.T. Powell Building and prevents and treats sports and activity-related injuries for the University of Guelph and the surrounding community. Whether you are a recreationally active or an elite competitive athlete, their collaborative team of skilled practitioners will provide specialized care to help you perform at your best.
Learn more about the HPC and what they offer!
HPC Services that U of G employees can access include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Pedorthics & Orthotics
- Sports Medicine
- Concussion Recovery
Faculty and staff are encouraged to review their benefits coverage to better understand your coverage for HPC services.
The HPC Physical Well-being Series is a collaboration between Wellness@Work and the University of Guelph's Health & Performance Centre. The series will consist of a number of talks by HPC practitioners related to topics that support your physical well-being.