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Why Wellness MattersMatthew OlkJoseph BradyWPE 125CRN 30489Current Even Summary One
Taking care of your body is crucial in the development and success of your college career.Often times, colleges students get so caught up in juggling a social life, work life and an academic life that they’ll do whatever it takes; spreading themselves so thin without thinking about the repercussions of not taking care of your mental and physical health. I myself, am guilty of putting school, work and a social life above my physical and mental health; but I later realized that if I didn’t take care of my body, I could not reach my full potential. When thinking of wellness in college students, the three most prevalent health issues that stick out in my mind are; substance abuse, safe sex and maintaining a healthy diet.College students turn to drugs and alcohol mainly due to stress, course load, curiosity and peer pressure. 80% of students are also likely to abuse alcohol; this is the most often abused drug as well(Dworkin, 2013). I have seen in many instances where substance abuse has interfered with ones’ ability to be successful in college. In 2015, a friend of mine was going to school, working 40 hours a week and trying to maintain a social life on the weekends. I did not realize that he was abusing alcohol until one night, he got so inebriated, he decided to get

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Nutrition, college students, Dworkin, College Health and Safety

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