How University Students Can Fight "The Freshman 15"
My most recent iVillage Canada column comes at the perfect time. Kids are settling into their first year of university and have some control over what's coming ahead, the Freshman 15.
Rapid weight gain or weight loss is often a symptom of something awry within someone. A lack of internal emotional and psychological balance can manifest on the exterior. The freshman 15 isn't just about too much greasy pizza and beer gardens.
Kids are faced with one of the most dramatic transitions, moving away from home and launching into early adulthood. With that comes emotional challenges and stress.
I tried to sum up the big picture issues and simple health tips for new university students in 500 words.