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The coach's guide to beating the Freshman Fifteen, Sophomore Slump, and your worst hangover Learn to take care of yourself, and de-stress throughout your undergrad years and beyond.
Turns out, college students today aren't feeling so great. They are more depressed, anxious, and stressed than previous waves of students. They're also more sedentary, not really exercising, and living in a meal-plan limbo supplemented with ramen and coffee. After four years of progress in every other area, plenty of graduates leave school less healthy than when they entered. We can guarantee you are not prepared for college (even if you've already connected with your new roommate and ordered a sweet, twin-XL bedspread).
We're not just talking about roommates, supplies, and logistics. We're talking about pizza. All of the pizza. And that's not where it stops. Want to guzzle down beers on a school night? Sweet, I bet someone on your floor will join. Want to completely remove exercise from your life? Go for it No one is going to stop you. If playing video games until 4:00 a.m. is your thing, mom and dad are too far away to force you to get some sleep. Plus, you probably don't have class until noon tomorrow anyway, so what does it matter? Hey, let's skip that class and watch a movie instead Really, it's fine. Your professor isn't going to follow-up.
Every fall, two million young adults crash into college fired up for the best four years of their lives, ready to take classes about things they're interested in (or that their parents want them to be interested in) and meet people from all different places. It's a really exciting time, and one that you've likely been looking forward to for at least a few years. The irony, though, is that you're probably better prepared to pick your major or talk to strangers than you are to take care of yourself. This is the first time you've been fully responsible for your health, and the odds are pretty good that you're going to fuck it all up. That's okay. We did too.
This is a comprehensive field-guide for how to take care of your body and mind once you're on your own. Here, Jill and Dave, who met while coaching sports at the same high school, break down the facts and deliver doable, no-BS strategies for how to take ownership of your health and lay the foundation for habits that will serve you for life. Complete with helpful, interactive graphics, the coaches share their relatable true stories--ranging from the silly to the serious--to talk about the five biggest health concerns you'll face in college. To say they did their homework is an understatement: not satisfied with only citing rock-solid sources and marshaling expert peer reviewers, Jill and Dave tackled their own grassroots qualitative survey of over a hundred current college students whose testimonials are spread throughout the book.
This book isn't just a new take on how to be healthy. You're going to read about everything from the mundanity of time management to the complex sensitivity of self-doubt, sexual assault, and depression. Sounds heavy Don't worry, this book will help you confront these, and other, issues head on before they become a problem. Getting it right won't just have an impact on the next four years, it'll set you up to crush your adult life--which starts here and now, in college.
The coach's guide to beating the Freshman Fifteen, Sophomore Slump, crippling anxiety, and your worst hangover Learn to take care of yourself, and de-stress throughout your undergrad years and beyond.
Every fall, around two million young adults crash into college fired up for the best four years of their lives, ready to experience campus life, take classes about things they're interested in, and meet people from all over the world. Most students, however, are better prepared to pick their major or talk to strangers than they are to take care of themselves in the college setting. College students today are more depressed, anxious, and stressed than previous waves of students; they're also more sedentary, not really exercising, and living in a meal-plan limbo supplemented with ramen and coffee.
In this comprehensive field guild, high school coaches Jill and Dave Henry break down the facts and deliver doable, no-BS strategies for managing physical and mental health on campus. In addition to helpful, interactive graphics, the coaches share their relatable true stories--ranging from the ridiculous to the serious--to discuss the five biggest health obstacles students face in college. On top of research-backed tips, The Greatest College Health Guide You Never Knew You Needed also features raw and personal advice from current students on college campuses across the country.
While simply figuring out what to eat and how to exercise can be completely overwhelming, this guide goes beyond a basic crash course on how to be healthy. Jill and Dave cover everything from crucial time-management skills to the complex sensitivity of self-doubt, sexual assault, and depression with humor, humility, and heart. The Greatest Health Guide You Never Knew You Needed is a complete road map for how to take care of your mind and body that will not only set students up to crush the next four years, but will also provide a foundation they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.