Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Op Ed Topic Paragraph- Brittany Gearheart

America is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but it is also one of the unhealthiest. It's not really a question as to why this has become such an epidemic. Because many Americans live life in the fast lane, it's often hard to find time to sit down and enjoy a well balanced meal. This is very much the case for students attending college and living away from home. With the added pressures of homework, the occasional job, partying and the easy access of "all you can eat" cafeterias or restaurants, the famous freshman 15 is a cliche that becomes a reality for most students. Occasionally, when students do have a break, they don't want to waste time at the gym or preparing a meal. It's much faster to grab a bite and get back to the books. If exercise and eating healthy were made a part homework, students would go about it just like they would any other assignment. They'd get their homework and exercise done all at the same time. The once required HEPE course at BYU should be made a general requirement once again.

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