freshman 15

Thinking back, my Frosh week was a total blur of activities and meeting people, so much so that presenting it in a long form simply wouldn’t do it any justice.

It’s still paramount to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the school year—for the sake of next summer at the very least. There are plenty of activities going on all the time during the school year, and with that in mind here are some key tips to staying active this upcoming semester.

Last year I elected to monitor a first-year University of Ottawa student for a 12-month period, in order to properly gauge the physical toll that the university lifestyle has on students. The results may surprise—and horrify—you. Look if you dare.

Weight management program offered by University of Ottawa Health Services STUDENTS ARE WARNED by family and friends about the freshman 15—those dreaded pounds that tend to pack on when you start sacrificing gym time for study sessions and veggies for vending machine treats. According to Canada Health, serious consequences can arise when you become overweight or obese, and for some, the easy addition of …