Essay 4 Final - Melanie Morgado.docx

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Morgado 1 Melanie Morgado Professor Cooke ENG 102 April 24, 2017 The Best Way to Stay Healthy in College As college students, we tend to take our health for granted. On average, the college students gain about 10 pounds during their first semester in school. We spend a good portion of our money on food and going out to eat and we never pay attention to what we put into our body. Because we don’t pay attention to what we eat, it can lead to what is known as the freshmen 15 and affect your long time future. But after I did my research, I knew that the best solution varied on the student's living situation. If they live at home, the best solution would be to try to have a healthy eating plan with your family included, this way it is inclusive and you have a support system to join you in the process. If you live on your own, the best solution would be to always plan your shopping list before going out. When you do this, you are not only more likely to save more but you will be more prepared when you do go out shopping. In this paper, I will go over the best strategies for healthy eating for student who live at home and for students who live on their own. The freshman 15 is the amount of weight gain that is typical for freshmen in college. Recent studies find that some first-year students are indeed likely to gain weight” which is why it is referred to as the freshman 15 as it is directed to first year students (“Beating the Freshman 15” ). Although this is called freshman 15, the weight gain isn’t only referring to first year students but in the college experience. This is a topic I was familiar about before conducting more research. It is something relevant for many students at the college level. Something I also
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Morgado 2 was aware that these students were gaining weight not just because of poor eating habits, but it was a part of something larger than that. The fact that this Freshman weight gain is so commonplace disguise s the fact that it is often a sign of a young person having difficulty coping with the stresses of a new life” (Casey). Becau se I didn't know much about the prevention aspect of the weight gain epidemic, I conducted some research to learn more about the topic. I didn’t want to fall down the path of many who have gained weight in their first year of college or through their whole college experience but to do that, I had to do some research. It is important to me because I wanted to learn more about the healthy way to eat and to be well educated for now and in the future. This is important to other college students because it is valuable information. Learning healthy eating habits won’t only protect you from the freshman 15 but also prepare you for your future eating habits which will improve your health over time. You will learn eating habits that you could use for the rest of your life so that you have a solid foundation as you continue to grow and you can later pass this information to your children and instill healthy eating habits in them as well. Its
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