- DURATION 60 mins
Many of us believe the greatest risk to our health is breast cancer but women in the UK are actually around twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Our risk increases after the menopause when we experience changes to blood vessels, cholesterol, and blood pressure, all of which are risk factors for CVD.
That’s why the theme for this year’s World Menopause Day, on October 18th, is CVD.
But it isn't all doom and gloom - there's lots we can do to protect ourselves.
So join us and a panel of experts at our FREE event ‘Show Your Heart Some Love: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease In The Menopause' on Tuesday 17th October at 7:30pm.
In the session dietician Nigel Denby, founder of Harley Street at Home, fitness guru Melanie Berry, co-founder of wellbeing and fitness platform Her Spirit and My Menopause Centre’s Dr Clare Spencer will discuss:
- why our CVD risk increases post-menopause
- the signs of CVD in women and how they differ from men
- how to boost your heart health from what you eat to the exercise you do
- the role HRT plays in heart health for women in the menopause transition
- tips and advice on how to manage existing heart conditions
- there will also be time for your questions.
Meet the Panellists:
Dr Clare Spencer (MA MB BChir (Cantab) DM MRCOG MRCGP)
Dr Clare is a registered menopause specialist and GP. She qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of General Practitioners. She is the Clinical Director of Menopause Centre and an NHS GP Partner in Leeds, where she also leads a large NHS menopause clinic.
Mel Berry, Co-Founder, Her Spirit
Mel is the co-founder of Her Spirit. With over 20 years of working in the sports and physical activity sector, her passion for getting the best out of herself and everyone she works with is what drives her every day. She has had the pleasure of working with some of the best athletes, coaches and business owners in the world and has worked on numerous Olympic Games including London 2012 with Adidas. Supporting these experiences has been the chance to help so many people transform their lives. She believes that anyone can achieve anything they want to. But to enable this to happen, you need good people around you to realise this. This is one of many reasons she set up Her Spirit.
Nigel Denby BSc Registered Dietitian
Nigel Denby BSc RD is an award-winning Registered Dietitian and founder of the 40,00 strong menopause support community www.harleystathome.com , with special clinical interests in menopause and Women's Hormonal Health and lifelong weight management, amongst others.
He has 20 years’ experience helping people to eat better, feel better and change their lives through practical and realistic advice. Nigel has a unique ability to translate the science of nutrition & health into practical real-life solutions for conditions that can blight your life.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Helen
Helen co-founded My Menopause Centre with her good friend, Dr Clare Spencer. She is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy. Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles in a range of sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide. She has also worked in broadcast and telecoms regulation at Ofcom and in the mobile technology sector with Motorola.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
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How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)
Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.