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School district report tracks student obesity

...setting, Magee said. No names are used in the report, she said. The model used to analyze the collected data is the Body Mass Index, which she said is the one of the most commonly implemented way to assess the prevalence of obesity in school districts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-19/school-district-report-highlights-st
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What others say: Three in 10 Alaskans now considered seriously overweight

...squarely in the middle of the bell curve. That means three in 10 Alaskans are significantly overweight, with a body mass index of 30 or higher. For the average American with height of 5 feet, 9 inches, the "obese" range starts at around...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-11-04/what-others-say-three-in-10-alask
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Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...have access to many free health screenings, including blood pressure measurement, vision and glaucoma checks and body mass index readings.Individuals 18 years of age and older will have access to high quality, low cost blood tests (9 a.m...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-02-23/kenai-peninsula-college
Schools
Food Bank, Boys and Girls Clubs holding nutrition classes

...that's something that we're working with and we're definitely looking at healthy weights," Erkeneff said. The body mass index survey is done annually, but Erkeneff said the most recent results represent the highest percentage of students ever...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-18/food-bank-boys-and-girls-clubs-holdi
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...said spokesman Don Osterberg. Drivers were asked questions about sleepiness and had their neck circumference and body mass index measured.If a trucker shows potential risk, a sleep study is ordered, Osterberg said. And if apnea is diagnosed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-18-2
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Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...interactive learning centers and exhibits. There will be health screenings available including blood pressure measurement, body mass index readings and vision checks. One of the most popular aspects of the health fair is the availability of low cost...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/node/14564
Schools
An Outdoor View: Mobility matters

...the past year, I've changed a lot. I now weigh 207. My cholesterol and blood pressure numbers are good, and my body mass index is down to 26.7 from well over 30. I'm still 10 or 15 pounds overweight, but I feel better than I have in years...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092410/out_711628166.shtml
Outdoors
Risk factors should not stop exercising: Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine

...You can also use weights to gain strength, particularly in your core and respiratory muscles. Those with a high body mass index (BMI) or hypertension are best served lifting light weights in sets with high repetitions. This burns the highest...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101010/peo_718541556.shtml
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Around the Peninsula

...Spur Highway. Free information and services includes bone density scan, blood pressure test, blood sugar test, body mass index, sleep study information and nutrition information. Wellness panel lab work discount also will be offered. For...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072007/people_2991.shtml
Around the Peninsula

...Spur Highway. Free information and services includes bone density scan, blood pressure test, blood sugar test, body mass index, sleep study information and nutrition information. Wellness panel lab work discount also will be offered. For more...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072507/people_3206.shtml

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