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MHU Study Results

While people who are drawn to a University Health Fair are generally interested in their health, this chart indicates that nearly half of attendees in the last 5 years have been either overweight or obese. The obesity rates have been declining, and offering healthier foods at Tiger Dining venues, as well as promoting more active lifestyles (e.g. using the stairs) will make it  even easier for Tigers!

Obesity and high blood pressure go hand in hand.  Blood pressure readings that are pre-hypertensive and hypertensive can be early warnings of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. All the more reason for Tigers to keep fit!

Health Risk Status of Attendees at University of Memphis
Student Health Fair

Measure

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

% Overweight or obese 56% (n=275) 54% (n=152) 54% (n=175) 53% (n=149) 47% (n=205)
%Systolic pre-hypertension/hypertensive 49% 56% 56% 53% 42%
%Diastolic pre-hypertension/hypertensive 28% 41% 46% 32% 30%

Health Fair Weight Results
 

Health Fair Systolic Blood Pressures

Health Fair Diastolic Blood Pressures

Did You Know?

Exercise boosts brainpower! Just 15 minutes of exercise can help you concentrate more throughout the day.


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