Men’s Health Event at CBU invites students to address their wellness
Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2018) — Isaiah Baker, a civil engineering freshman at California Baptist University, was aware of the fabled weight gain known as the “freshman 15,” so he took advantage of a health screening offered on Oct. 25.
“We freshmen are known to eat a lot of fast food,” said Baker, who was interested in finding out his blood pressure readings.
Baker noted the event also provided literature to help him learn about choosing a healthy lifestyle.
The College of Health Science at CBU hosted the Men's Health Event at the Recreation Center, offering male students a chance to learn about their state of wellness. Male nursing students at CBU performed testing for glucose and blood pressure. The event also featured vendors that educated students on the usage of vitamin supplements and gave students a chance to measure their body fat percentage.
Todd Liddell attended the event with a group of friends. Liddell, a business administration freshman, said he felt more aware of what a healthy lifestyle entails after speaking with nurses and vendors at the event.
Anthony Phillips, assistant professor of nursing, said such events allow nursing students an opportunity to practice their prospective vocation, and it helps foster an idea of preventative care among students.
“We want to eliminate medical problems down the road and educate students,” said Phillips, who was the event coordinator.