Heading off to college is an exciting experience that comes with many changes—including the responsibility of finding or making your own meals, often for the first time. Between dining frequently with friends, late-night study sessions (with snacks!) and newfound freedom to eat what you want whenever you want it, many students fall victim to the dreaded “Freshman 15” within their first few months on campus.
There are a few important things to keep in mind, not only to avoid quickly packing on15 pounds (which can easily turn into 20, 25 or 30), but to start building the right eating and exercise habits for life.
Here are a few get-fit tips for incoming frosh: