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Avoiding the Freshman 15

By Samuel Earls and Robin Hume

Abstract

Students face many challenges as they transition into college. One of the most publicly-known issues is the “Freshman Fifteen,” which refers to the average amount of weight that college freshmen are rumored to gain. Students in college often encounter all-you-can-eat buffets, a culture rife with alcohol consumption, an increased level of stress from classes, and other environmental factors that can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle if not properly addressed. This video pamphlet aims to combat the “Freshman Fifteen,” or in general an unhealthy lifestyle at college, by providing pertinent nutritional information and exercise tips. The accompanying brochure provides additional tips that could help students reframe the way they view eating and exercising. Students need to take care of themselves mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Addressing physical needs can also lead to improvements in other areas, which is why this type of information is vital to a student’s success at college

Topics: healthy college lifestyles. exercise. freshman fitness, physical activities, Public Health Education and Promotion, Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Publisher: TopSCHOLAR®
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.wku.edu:cns_apps-1025
Provided by: TopSCHOLAR

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