(PCM) The Freshman 15 might not be a myth after all…except for the fact that it only affects freshman.
A new study from Auburn University in Alabama suggests that college weight gain goes well beyond the first year, and it may be a bigger threat than we realized. Researchers followed 131 students over their four years of college and found that 70% of them gained weight by graduation, and while that may not come as a surprise,…Read full post
(PCM) “Freshman 15″ is a term we’re all too familiar with, but is there any truth to it? Does the average college freshman actually gain 15 pounds in the first year?
Not exactly. “The Freshman 15″ is a bit of an exaggeration, according to recent statistics and studies, with students gaining on average about 5-7 pounds in the first year. But don’t forget, that’s an average. Some freshmen gain more weight than that, and others might not…Read full post
“Freshman 15″ is a term we’re all familiar with, but how much truth is there to it? Does the average college freshman really gain 15 pounds in their first year? Well, not exactly. ‘The freshman 15′ is a bit of an exaggeration, according to statistics and recent studies, with students gaining on average around 5-7 pounds the first year. But remember, that’s an average. Some freshman gain more weight than that, and others might not gain any weight at…Read full post