Many of us are familiar with the concept of the “freshman 15.” You began your first year of college with newfound freedom – freedom to make your own decisions regarding what classes to take, freedom to determine when and if you exercise and freedom to choose what you eat and drink. We may not have been warned about it, but by final exams, one thing was very, very obvious: our clothes no longer fit!

We may be many years removed from college, but with Labor Day in our rearview mirror and winter approaching, it can be easy to fall back into bad habits. Use this opportunity to practice moderation in your diet, exercise regularly and remember that balancing calories in with calories out is essential to leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Before you know it, bathing suit season will be right around the corner, and you’ll be happy that you’re prepared. We all know that cramming for finals is the wrong approach!

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