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Unformatted text preview: Freshman year of college brings a host of new challenges and stresses; unfamiliar surroundings, tough classes, and first-time freedom. Added to the worry list for many students is the fear of gaining the infamous freshman 15. Some of you might not know what the freshman fifteen is. The freshman 15 is the common name for the weight gain of 15lbs that is thought to occur during the freshman year of study at a college or university, particularly while living in the residence halls. There are many factors that can cause the freshman 15. These factors are; 1. Consumption of alcohol- such as drinking with friends at a party 2. Munching/ fast food – poor food choices and overeating 3. Stress – people sometimes eat in response to anxiety, home sickness, or sadness. 4. Lack of structured activities- such as sports or exercising 5. Whacked out schedules- changes in sleep patterns can cause problems for meal planning, its important to stay on track There are a few ways to avoid gaining weight. The best way to beat the freshman 15 is to prevent it altogether. When you start college, develop good habits, such as balanced diet, prevent it altogether....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Seger during the Spring '08 term at West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
- Spring '08