Summer will soon come to a screeching halt and the school year will be among us. For some students this means cheap late night eating, confined dorm rooms, and excessive partying. Staying fit during college is extremely tough due to lack of money and time. Gym memberships can be expensive (unless there is free access to school fitness facilities), and finding time to exercise between class and nap time is often challenging as well.
The dorm room adds another challenge to fitness. The confined living quarters and messy roommates provide yet another obstacle. Follow the 10 ways below to dorm fitness and you will more than likely avoid the freshman 15. Good luck, study hard, and enjoy your time in school (it will be over before you know it, believe me).
The first elimination of the season is always a tough one – as the contestant doesn’t quite get a chance to prove herself, and there’s concern they didn’t have enough time on the ranch to really effect change in themselves. Unless that person is Alexandra White. She blazed on to the Biggest Loser ranch with a youthful spunk, energy and readiness to do whatever it took. Unfortunately, she fell below the yellow line and was voted off by her castmates. If there were any doubters out there, she proved them wrong last night in her “Where Are They Now” segment, in which she revealed a much leaner, healthier body and a continued go get ’em spirit!
Hear our interview in its entirety with Alexandra, then continue to read more about her journey.
Eli Sussman is a guest author for DietsInReview.com Healthy Back to School. As a recent graduate of Michigan State University, and co-author with brother Max of the college-friendly cookbook Freshman in the Kitchen, he knows a thing or two about navigating the food choices available to college students. Learn more about Eli and Max on their book’s site Freshman in the Kitchen.
In the four years I attended college, the dorm cafeteria evolved. What began with hamburger patties, chicken nuggets and a waffle maker morphed into stir fry stations, vegan options and take away counters. By fully utilizing the cafeteria and the dorm room to your advantage, you can save money and eat delicious, healthy meals. To avoid the bank and brain drain of sugary snacks and bland microwave meals you think are saving you time, here are a few tricks that may help out the budget and health conscious dorm occupant. (more…)
According to new research, kids who go to school within walking distance of fast food restaurants are more likely to be obese than students at other schools. The study was expansive, to say the least. It involved 500,000 adolescents at middle schools and high schools in California.
“We’ve basically discovered that kids who are going to a school that is near a fast-food restaurant have a higher chance of being overweight and obese than kids who are at a school that is not near a fast food restaurant,” said Brennan Davis of Azusa Pacific University in California. The study appears in the American Journal of Public Health. (more…)
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