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10 of the Worst College Health Habits

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With the school year finally upon us, college students are at risk for much more than the odd poor grade or missed 9 am class.

First time students can become easily tempted by the freedom that being away at college affords. And, as a result, they can develop some seriously unhealthy habits that disrupt their sleep, eating habits, healthy weight,  or worse, lead to the contraction of an STD or an early pregnancy.

Don’t fall under the spell of these ten worst college behaviors…

1. Mindless Study-Eating

You might think that you’re getting into the swing of your dull anthropology text when you’ve actually just gobbled down an entire bag of cheese balls. Eating while distracted makes you eat robotically until you overeat. The same rules apply to eating in front of the TV or computer. Instead, eat separate from distraction so you can pay attention to how much you’re actually eating, and opt for healthy foods, like fruit, veggies, and lean proteins when you do snack.

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