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Be Bronco Healthy at Health Fair Organized by Kinesiology Students

“Be Bronco Healthy” at the Boise State Health Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. The 18th annual fair will be held in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom and is free and open to the public.

The President’s Office has approved one hour of release time, with supervisor approval, for Boise State employees to attend the fair.

Presented by Boise State University health promotion students, the interactive event includes health screenings and more than 50 exhibitors providing information on multiple aspects of health, including nutrition, fitness, mental health, alternative medicine, stress reduction, time management and financial planning.

In addition, Michelle Ihmels, director of wellness services for University Health and Recreation Services, will speak at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom.

Students in Kinesiology 440, taught by Caile Spears, faculty in the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology, organized the health fair. Exhibitors include the Cooking Matters Team from the Idaho Foodbank, Blue Cross of Idaho, Tree City Juice, Central District Health, American Red Cross, Costco, United Dairymen of Idaho, Treasure Valley Hearing and Balance, Boise Bike Share, Nutri Shop, Primary Health, doTerra Essential Oils and dozens more.

College of Health Sciences exhibitors include the Idaho RADAR Center, University Health Services, and the Human Performance Lab, where students in Tim Kempf’s Kinesiology 436 Exercise Testing and Prescription course, will be performing fitness testing. Tests of cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, muscular strength and flexibility, and resting heart rate and blood pressure will be available.  Following the assessments, participants will receive information concerning their test results and how they can get more information about becoming more physically active.

Join the fun at the Health Fair with great music, prizes and giveaways.