For most college students and working professionals, academic, work, family, and social responsibilities means life is busier than ever, which can make it hard to keep health at the top of the to-do list. However, eating well and staying physically active should be a priority for the success of both the present and the future.
If you’d like to dig a little deeper, here are a variety of nutrition topics of interest to many college students and working professionals to help you make healthy changes in your daily routine.
Food allergies are becoming increasingly common in the United States. Different people react to foods in varying degrees, so it is important to find out exactly what foods you’re allergic to (if any) for your safety and well being.
In an effort to "lose weight" or "get healthy", some people slip into eating disorders. Eating disorders are distorted eating patterns usually related to underlying emotional issues, but it is possible to move away from these patterns toward a healthy lifestyle.
More and more people are choosing to eat vegetarian for reasons including health, environmental, religious, personal, economic, and compassion for animals. In fact, vegetarians generally have fewer occurrences of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer.
There are a number of reasons that you might gain weight during college. College offers many temptations including, on many campuses, 24-hour availability of food, all-you-care-to-eat dining, late night snacking on sugary, fatty foods and a new freedom around when, what, where and how much to eat. The way you respond to these temptations will determine what happens to your weight.