Thousands attend health expo in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Thousands of people filled Rabobank Arena Saturday to learn more about health and fitness options around Bakersfield.

It was the fifth annual Healthy Bakersfield Expo and it brought together industry leaders and companies to provide Kern County residents with information on the ever-changing health and fitness industry.

The event featured vendors offering new products, health screenings, financial planning, assisted living and more.

Attendees of the event were able to get their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels and body mass index checked.

"I think a lot of people come here to find out information on diabetes, weight control, overall health and nutrition," said organizer Shauna Rockwell.

Gyms, stores and other organizations also came out to promote healthy products and services.

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