Just 9 Pounds

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Aug 11, 2011 in , , | No Comments

 

Here’s some heavy news…

A study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota found that gaining as little as 9 pounds can trigger heart disease risk among healthy young people. The surge in body fat seems to affect blood vessel functioning–just one more reason to watch what you eat, right?

Freshman just starting college will find their normal routine disturbed and must quickly find ways to eat well and get the exercise they need. Walk or bike as much as possible, and take advantage of the school gym, pool, or run the track. I also invite you to read the two previous blogs Avoid the Freshman 20 (Part 1 & 2), to help with your eating habits.