Can College Students Be Healthy?
Is it possible to be healthy in college?
Are You really Healthy?
We are going die. Now before you start panicking let me explain. Now I cannot speak for other Colleges and Universities, but I can speak for UNCC. Look at all of our restaurants on campus. Wendy's, Bojangles, Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, Subway, Papa Johns, Salsarita's, and others. We have two dining halls that do have salad bars, but be honest. When you go into SOVI or Crown Commons are you getting a salad or burger? I can honestly say that is not our faults. Colleges and Universities stock campuses with fast food and unhealthy food choices because that is what they expect us to eat. It is no secret that college students lack in the financial department. We are full time students and have little to no time to work and study. Also factor in that college students spend their money on impromptu trips, clothes, alcohol, and other things that our parents would not want us to spend our money on. That issue leads college students having what Daily Medical calls "Food Insecurity". Food Insecurity is when you think in your mind that you do not have the resources to eat properly. According to Medical Daily 59% of college students may suffer from Malnutrition due to lack of nutrients. College students, especially the ones living on campus, do not have access to proper nutrients. Think about yourself, would you rather have Crown Commons or Bojangles? Honestly are eating habits are less than acceptable. Maybe they are to other college students or high school students but not Nutritionist or doctors. Bad college eating habits will catch up with all of us eventually. With bad eating habits over years can lead to health issues such as Heart Disease, Diabetes, and High Cholesterol. The Rocky Mountain Collegian website states that heart disease may start in your early twenties. Also that just a small change in diet can reverse some of the damage.
What Leads to Our Unhealthy Eating Habits?
10 Ways To Be More Healthy In College.
2. Eat fast food only 3 times a week. Other days eat at the dining hall (healthy options) or cook.
3. Walk everywhere on campus. Walking will not kill you.
4. If you must eat fast food try their healthy alternatives more than the fried.
5. NO PIZZA WHEN YOU ARE SAD!
6. Drink water instead of soda, Gatorade, and juice.
7. Try to get in an exercise. Whether it be taking the stairs or a quick run through campus.
8. Cut back on sweets.
9. Add fruit and vegetables to your diet, its good for digestion.
10.Do baked or grilled instead of fried.