Freshman 15 Myth

November 3, 2011 by staff 

Freshman 15 Myth, When it comes to weight gain during the first year of college, recent research indicates that students should not fear the extra kilos.

Most people I’ve set foot on a college campus has heard or even afraid of the “freshman 15″ that is collected in the span of one year.

However, a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor by the Ohio State Center for Human Resource Research says the infamous “Freshman 15″ is a myth.

Albany State University student, Brien Johnson, says he came to college that do not weigh over 150 pounds, but at the time the second semester of their first year arrived, there was a difference.

“I saw an increase of about 5 to 10 pounds,” says ASU Student Brien Johnson.

Shenita Cribb is also high-level showed a rapid change in weight and those around you.

“My friends around me most of them did gain some weight,” says Albany State University Higher Shenita Cribb.

Although the two students say they gained weight, health professionals say more than likely, it was the “first year 15.”

“At present, the weight can be between two and five kilos,” says ASU Student Health Services Director Dr. Vicki Phillips.

Dr. Phillips says the students do gain weight during the coming year and is mostly surrounded by his change of scenery.

Cribb Shenita can attest to the results.

“We’re all used to be home and home cooking, but here we try to find it faster to eat,” says Cribb.

Cribb says when looking for class assignments or do some of the snacks quick and easy to find are fast food like pizza, french fries and hamburgers.

This is how the weight is added says that health care professionals.

Dr. Vicki Phillips said that if students want to win the Battle of the Bulge, the best thing to do is stay active.

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