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Kingsbrook Provides Free BMI & Obesity Screenings May 11th

04/30/2018

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’sBest Health School is gearing up for the Spring months with education and screenings events that speak to advancing the health and wellness of the community. On May 11th from 11:00-2:00pm, Kingsbrook will be providing free screenings and education about BMI and Obesity. The screening event will take place in the Briger lobby easily accessed on Winthrop Street between Schenectady Avenue and 49th Street. No appointment is needed.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of a person’s weight with respect to his or her height. It is more of an indicator than a direct measurement of a person’s total body fat. Overweight is a BMI of 27.3 or more for women and 27.8 or more for men. Obesity is a BMI of 30 or more for either sex (about 30 pounds overweight).

In central Brooklyn, obesity is higher than in the Brooklyn overall, with the instances for diabetes, heart disease and stroke being higher in this region as well.

With this is mind, the Best Health School provides early detection and education for the community year-round, providing CPR training and wellness education such as diabetes prevention, heart care, stroke care, pain management and medication management to name a few. For more information on our monthly screening schedule for 2018, visit our website at www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.