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Innovative Ways to Reduce Obesity of College Students in America
Obesity has been an ongoing issue that has been commonly observed in the general population of Americans, many of them including college students. Substantial changes in their new lifestyle, such as gaining more freedom without parental supervision, increased access to more food, and decreased physical activities all play a role in contributing to weight gains experienced by most college students. Some interesting statistics to underscore the existence and magnitude of weight and college students are the following:
"31-35% of students entering college are overweight or obese" (Bennett, Foster, Hayes, Ives, Napolitano, 2013).
"During the first year of college males and females gain between 6.61 pounds and 9.47 and 3.74 pounds (females) and 9.25
pounds (males) from matriculation to graduation" (Bennett, Foster, Hayes, Ives, Napolitano, 2013).
Some of the health issues the infection overweight and obese people can be sponsored by a stronger commitment to recreational opportunities. Programs could be cut because of budget may be counterproductive to community health.
The reason why I chose this topic because "innovative ways to reduce obesity of college students in America" interests me. I want to learn to how to solve the problem and help the first and second years students to prevent any weight gain. Researching issues related to how first and second year students improve their chances of avoiding the issue of obesity during their college-year.
My review of literature revealed three unique approaches for helping students lose weight. Three novel approaches will be described.
The transiton to college has been identifited as a serious period for an increase in overweight status.