Healthy Habits On Nutrition And Poor Exercise Habits Essay

829 Words Feb 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Everyone has time to be healthy
Freshman 15 is an expression used to describe an arbitrary amount of weight students put on in their first year of post secondary studies, usually due to unhealthy eating and poor exercise habits. Students say they struggle finding a balance between work, leisure, and maintaining healthy habits, leading to a lack of exercise, and poor nutrition. These complaints are clearly caused by a lack of intrinsic motivation and a growing status quo of complacency, rather than actual time constraints. Despite the vast number of home workouts that one can complete in under ten minutes, students will still excuse themselves from any form of physical activity, in favour of inactive alternatives. The problem is further pushed by an apathetic mindset towards nutrition, and meal preparation. Understanding these concepts would greatly benefit students, especially those living away from parental support. Its easy to place the blame of these unhealthy habits on the immense workload that comes with a university degree, but the mentality of students is clearly the root cause of this issue. The phrase freshman 15 has taken on a new form in contemporary university culture. We as students are not only gaining weight, but we are also losing a sense of discipline and mental fortitude, unknowingly hindering our success in an academic context, and shattering our ability to foster a healthy mindset. We must understand that a healthy lifestyle does not require countless…

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