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Avoiding The Freshman 15, Samuel Earls, Robin Hume Apr 2014

Avoiding The Freshman 15, Samuel Earls, Robin Hume

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

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 ...


Keep A Healthy Lifestyle On A College Student's Budget, Kelcie Dixon, Genia Paige Wilson Apr 2014

Keep A Healthy Lifestyle On A College Student's Budget, Kelcie Dixon, Genia Paige Wilson

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Many college students are introduced to a wide variety of challenges – ones they are going to have to deal with on their own. Most college students are moving away from their parent’s household and realizing the responsibilities of an independent lifestyle. Along with an independent lifestyle, college students are particularly prone to stress, and the majority experience stress because of unpredictable academic commitments, financial burdens, poor eating habits, and lack of time management skills. According to Jenny Haubenreiser, President of the American College Health Association, “Stay alert to stress, anxiety and emotions. Demanding academics, too many social activities (or ...