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Can Virtual Learning Help You Maintain Health and Wellness?

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Author name: Carrie Bloemers, MS, RDN, LDN, Director of Healthy Life Center - Education & Navigation

Renew Your Focus During Social Distancing

No doubt about it—COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, from business, to personal interactions, and even the way children and adults learn and retain information.

But online learning and virtual classrooms are helping to fill the gap for many of us as we adapt to this “new normal.” And these avenues are nothing new — they’ve been around for some time, especially for colleges and universities.

Like an in-person environment, virtual classrooms include tools to interact with other students and teachers to allow for the exchange of ideas and to explore questions. There are many benefits to online learning especially since you can participate just about anywhere—as long as you have a strong WiFi connection.

Take Your Health and Wellness Online

It’s vitally important to take care of your health during these difficult times, and health systems across the country are putting classes online because of our current social distancing recommendations.

In fact, since community members might have a little more time on their hands and are likely looking for things to do and more ways to use some of their pent up energy, this time of social distancing is a perfect time to look at your health. Why not take a moment or two to focus on managing any chronic diseases or to find tips to help prevent future illness?

Indeed—taking a break from news and media to enrich your health knowledge or to get more active through an at-home workout might be just what you need to feel refreshed.

There are plenty of online avenues to help you work on implementing new healthy behaviors and practices to manage your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes to be the healthiest version of you.

Lee Health Classes Available Now

Lee Health has joined the virtual movement in a variety of ways. Not only do we have TeleHealth and telemedicine appointments available, we have a robust offering of health education classes through our Healthy Life Center.

Click to find a virtual class that's right for you!

These classes are free to our community so you will have instant access to expert knowledge and personalities who can help inspire and support your well-being.

Our wellness navigators are also available to connect you with providers or services you may need to support your health journey at this time.

Call 239-468-0050 to learn more about Lee Health virtual options!

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