Healthy Habits For The College Student

Trips and tricks for eating healthy and exercising for the college student

Introductory Post

Hey everyone,

As stated in my about section, this blog is dedicated to my senior capping project. For those who don’t know what “capping” means, it is essentially a class that is meant to bring everything I have learned throughout the four years as a communication major into one project/assignment. The project plans to provide college students with healthy and affordable eating options as well as quick and easy workouts. This blog is going to be the main landing point for communicating these ideas and tips. Videos, polls and other interactive media are to be used to make sure that the information provided to readers is what they want to see.

The inspiration from this project has come from my own personal experiences. After playing sports all throughout high school I was somewhat lost the first semester of college. I didn’t know how I could get the same type of exercise I experienced in high school from the gym and I certainly didn’t know how important nutrition played into the mix. The information is out there, but the overabundance of different websites and opinions can certainly be daunting. Again, this blog aims to organize and filter that information and provide it to you, the reader, all in one place.

The point of this project is to achieve a happy medium in an environment that typically pushes us to unhealthy choices. This isn’t an overnight change, but it certainly can be done! And no one is perfect – so have some Pleasant Ridge pizza from time to time, but don’t make it the staple meal of your daily diet. This blog will help you substitute healthy choices in place of those “munchie” foods.

With that being said, please answer the poll provided because I want to make sure I’m posting information that piques your interest.

Thanks for taking the time to read :)

Here’s to being healthy!

-Julie

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5 thoughts on “Introductory Post

  1. We have the same idea…?

  2. Julie,

    I think this could become very helpful for people who want quick and easy tips.

    In order to get people engaged maybe you can post weekly polls about what type of food recipes they’d like to see or what specific body part they want to work out.

    Also, since it can be difficult to always eat healthy while at college, and it is ok to indulge occassionally on pleasant ridge like you said, maybe you could even provide recipes about taking your traditionally unhealthy college food and making it more nutritious.

    Also, I don’t know if you’ve used/seen the site Pintrest at all, but I think incorporating this site could be really helpful and fit with your project. You can categorize websites by themes to create a “pinboard.” Just an idea for something else to look into!

  3. Hi Julie. I think this is a great idea. I like the idea that you are going to be taking all of the information out there and channeling the important things into a singular source that can be accessed by students. All of those health sites out there can get overwhelming. It’s also good that you will be focusing on how to make eating healthy affordable. That certainly is a problem for a lot of college students. Quick and easy workouts are also a good thing to be familiar with. I will definitely be following to see what you suggestions you have.

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