Monday, September 14, 2009
Op Ed topic paragraph
There are many things that are included in “being healthy”. Eating right and exercising are key contributors to that. The age range of college students is said to be the healthiest years of your life. I am going to talk about how most college students do have the will to be healthy by eating right and exercising; at the same time it is hard for them to actually follow through with these goals given their specific circumstances. There are many factors that are sometimes not considered such as: priorities, time, and money. School work or social lives tend to take precedence over these side goals of being healthy. Time is very limited with the busy schedules of people and so squeezing in an exercise doesn’t happen or having to grab an unhealthy food on the go can affect their healthy lifestyle. Another thing is healthier foods are often more expensive than unhealthy foods. For example: it’s easy for a starving college student to not want to pay an extra dollar or two for the food that has less calories, or the reduced fat kind of a product, also making it easier for them to purchase things that are cheap in bulk like Macaroni & Cheese or Top Ramen, because every cent matters to a college student. Over eating and under eating is also common among college students as a result of anxiety or other stress related disorders. As you can see, it is hard for a college student to be “completely healthy”, but most of us are trying our best.