Developing Healthy Habits
For many college students, choosing to eat healthy food, find time to work out and generally take care of their bodies isn’t top priority. While younger bodies are certainly more equipped to handle more abuse than older ones, college is the perfect time to start developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime. As the first time many young people are out on their own, many are unsure how to cook healthy foods and adjust their schedules to make time for workouts. Fortunately, getting healthy can be easier than many students think.
If you’re a student, you’ve likely heard of the dreaded “freshman 15.” This weight gain results from students making poor nutritional choices and not engaging in the same level of physical activity they had been in high school. Fifteen pounds may not seem like a lot, but for some it can be hard to take off those extra pounds, pounds which could lead to lowered self-esteem and health problems. Even worse, the lifestyle choices that lead to the freshman fifteen could be hard to break, as studies show that behaviors developed during this formative time could be much harder to change down the road.