“College is the beginning of a lifestyle. Make it healthy now and it will stick with you for the rest of your life.”
-Susan Fitzgerald, Cabrini College Nurse
Professionals who suggest diet pills only prescribe them for chronic obesity. Cabrini students that want to shed a few of those college pounds are not candidates for these pills. According to Susan Fitzgerald, the nurse of Cabrini College for 24 years, medication is not a replacement for learning how to eat correctly.
2. Choosing right foods on campus
The Marketplace provides students with healthy choices on campus. All of the Marketplace’s food is served with no transfat, the soup has low sodium and the bread has nutritional value. Students have the option to make their own salads as well as submit new menu ideas.
3. Get involved with Healthy Mondays.
Healthy Monday is a program that occurs every Monday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Marketplace. It offers programs like Meatless Monday, Make-It Monday cooking demonstrations, Monday-Mile walk around campus and the Live and Learn series. All these programs offer information on ways to stay healthy.For more information visit www.cabrini.edu/wellness
Anyone can gain 15 pounds at anytime, anywhere if they do not eat healthy and exercise. However, most freshmen do not realize that all those late night snacks and hours spent in bed rather than at the gym add up to some extra weight. In reality, the “freshman 15” is really only the freshman three or four. It is completely avoidable if students maintain a healthy lifestyle from the beginning.
Healthy choices include exercise. Students exercise their minds all day in the classroom but they can’t forget to exercise their bodies. The Dixon Center provides students with a gym filled with exercise equipment, track, basketball court, squash courts, exercise classes and an indoor olympic sized pool. Take advantage of all that it has to offer. You can go by yourself or you can bring a friend!