-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- College students can avoid
gaining the dreaded "freshman 15" pounds by maintaining a healthy
lifestyle from day one, an expert says.
"A young adult's first experience living on their own is a great opportunity to establish a healthy lifestyle that can last for years," said Dr. Thomas Murray, a professor of medicine at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine in Hamden, Conn. Starting early could not only help students avoid weight gain, but also help them stay healthy for years to come, he added.
To maintain healthy habits in college, Murray offered the
The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information
weight control and dieting.
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