Measuring Beauty by the Pounds on a Scale Can Lead to Death

Eating disorders are physical and psychological reactions towards food and weight that if not treated on time, they can have deadly consequences. According to Alison Oberne, M.A. in general psychology and faculty member of the College of Public Health at USF, eating disorders are mental health disorders in which people tend to have struggles that... Continue Reading →

Craft the Perfect Picnic!

Happy International Picnic Day! Embrace the sunshine before the storms roll in by having a picnic. Studies show that spending time with nature can reduce stress, improve mood and concentration, and promote a higher quality of life. Besides, what’s not to love about soaking up the sun, enjoying fresh air and eating a feast of... Continue Reading →

Bust the Freshman 15 Myth: 8 Tips for Healthy Eating Habits

Did you know that no studies have found the average freshman year weight gain to be 15+ pounds? Maintain your wellness and practice healthy eating habits with these tips!  Tip #1: Utilize USF Campus Recreation resources! Work toward at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise per week, and train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a... Continue Reading →

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