The Freshman 15
You Just Watched:
If you're in college or headed that way, there's no doubt that you've heard horror stories about the freshman 15. Luckily, you don't have to go on a crazy diet to avoid weight gain. Instead, follow our rules for a yummy, but healthy, college diet.
Transcript: You've heard horror stories about gaining weight when you go to college. Is the "freshman fifteen" real?...
You've heard horror stories about gaining weight when you go to college. Is the "freshman fifteen" real? Because so many students gain weight rapidly during their first year of college, the phenomenon has been given a name - the "freshman fifteen" - which refers to the number of pounds these students gain during their freshman year. However, new studies show that the freshman fifteen is really more like the freshman eight. Most students tend to gain this eight or so pounds within the first three semesters of college. But eight pounds is still an unhealthy amount to gain in a single year, and students who are overweight in college are more likely to be overweight as adults. Also, these individuals are at greater risk to develop type-2 diabetes. So why is unhealthy weight gain such a frequent phenomenon among younger college students? Some of the factors are obvious, such as a huge variety of food choices in dining halls, and a lack of parental influence over which foods are consumed. Students also eat on a less regular schedule, and are more likely to "dine and dash," or to graze on unhealthy snacks stowed in the dorm. For example, the vast majority of college freshman who were active in high school sports don't compete at the college level. The late night studying and partying contribute as well, both because additional meals and snacks are consumed, and because the body's metabolism slows when it doesn't get sufficient rest. Add in the fact that alcohol consumption may double the number of calories a student consumes daily, it's not surprising that most collegiates gain weight. it's not surprising that most collegiates gain weight. It is possible to sidestep the freshman fifteen, however. The first step to doing so is being aware of why it happens and taking steps to avoid the weight gain.More »
Freshman 15, Freshmen 15, freshman diet, weight gain in college, college weight gain, college diet, weight loss, dieting, eating healthy, college nutrition, college food, dieting, lose weight, losing weight, how to lose weight in college college students, college life, what to eat in college, college workouts college health, diet, nutrition, fitness
From ultimate frisbee to foosball, college sports can actually be your key to physical fitness! Don't believe us? Keep watching.
Transcript: Your favorite recreational activities could be your ticket to losing big pounds. Here's why. If you're...
Your favorite recreational activities could be your ticket to losing big pounds. Here's why. If you're a fan of ultimate Frisbee, or even just throwing the Frisbee around, you could burn major calories. In fact, a 150 pound person could lose up to 540 of them in one hour of intense Frisbee throwing. That's equal to a can of Coke, a piece of pepperoni pizza, and a chocolate chip cookie. If you're more the type to use that little foam ball to shoot hoops in your dorm room, you're losing 304 calories per hour while you lounge. A dart board in your room will help you lose too-170 calories, in fact, and that's in just one hour of play. Even better than these traditional lazy day activities? A video game addiction! If you're like most college students, you probably spend about 12.2 hours in front of your Wii every week. Play any of the Wii Sports games, and you could burn 4 to 10 calories a minute, or about 200 to 600 calories per hour, if you play non-stop. This could amount to 200 to 600 calories in a single day! And just so you know,Wii boxing burns the most calories! Just think, all this just from fooling around on your game system! Not bad for some serious slacking, eh?More »
college sports, college fitness, college sport, on campus recreation, ultimate frisbee, burning calories on campus, exercise to burn calories, sports, college exercise, lose weight, foosball, darts, football, baseball, basketball, running, track college students, college life, fun on campus college health, fitness
If you're in a fraternity, or you just happen to find yourself visiting a certain frat every weekend, then here is some good news: Your party lifestyle could be just the ticket to dance your way to a smokin' hot body!
Transcript: If you spend your nights indulging in frequent partying, there are some hidden benefits to your nocturnal...
If you spend your nights indulging in frequent partying, there are some hidden benefits to your nocturnal activities. We would never joke about this, and just to prove we're serious, we'll walk you through the health benefits of your typical party. Before your guests even arrive, you're going to have to rearrange the furniture to squeeze 'em all in. Give this activity an hour, and you'll burn 450 calories. If you feel like relaxing after this afternoon of rearranging, and decide to play ping pong for an hour, you'll burn 280 more calories. And if you love beer, you'll be happy to know that it is more nutritious than other alcoholic choices. Your favorite wheat-y beverage is rich in Vitamin B6, a nutrient that prevents the buildup of the heart-harmful amino acid, homocysteine. Beer also contains nine-percent of your daily phosphorus, seven-percent of your riboflavin and five-percent of your niacin. Now that you know your beer can almost substitute for a multi-vitamin, you're probably feeling even more ready to party. Spend one hour grooving and sweating on the dance floor and you'll discard 405 calories effortlessly. You could also join in a game of flip cup or beer pong, both of which will improve hand-eye coordination. Plus, the 30 to 50 calories you'll burn playing these games is better than nothing! After your party-packed night, you'll probably be ready to tuck in for eight hours, which is great, since you'll shed 460 calories just sleeping quietly. Or, if you've got a guest in your bed, the average fool-around session burns between 50 and 100 calories, and having an orgasm will burn about 20 more...A tough life, we know, but someone's gotta do it.More »
fraternity, frat party, college party, dance, dancing, burn calories, party on, fraternity party, beer pong, burning calories in college, how many calories am i burning, how to burn calories in college, playing games college students, college life, parties, having fun, friends, socializing college health, fitness, exercise
She's a virgin, and you're...not. Still, you can ensure her first time is memorable (for the right reasons!)
sex, sexy, sexual health, virgin, virginity, losing virginity, hymen, cherry, pop, popping, pain, emotions, memorable, girls, girl, women, woman, young, myths, penetration, orgasm, physical pain college students, college life, sexuality, safe sex, emotional, psychological college health, sex health
The V card - you can only play it once. So, how old were these guys and girls when they got dealt into the game?
Transcript: The first time you have sex is special. Or else, maybe, its awful. But no matter how good or bad that...
The first time you have sex is special. Or else, maybe, its awful. But no matter how good or bad that first experience is, losing one's virginity is a milestone in most people's lives. We asked you when you lost your virginity. Among the people who took our survey, 16% lost their virginity before high school, 40% had lost their virginity by age 16, just 1 person in 3 went to college still a virgin, and less than 10% were still virgins at age 21. There were some interesting differences between when men and women lost their virginity. Two thirds of the people who lost their virginity at age 14 or younger were girls. By age 16, 37% of the boys and 46% of the girls had lost their virginity. Over 60% of the boys who were virgins when they turned 17 had sex before the end of high school. However, fewer than 20% of the 17 year old female virgins had sex before college. Even so, by the time they reached their 21st birthday, men were not much more likely to have had sex than women. Learn more by watching videos at SexHealthGuru.com.More »
sex, sexy, sexual health, virgin, virginity, pop cherry, age when you lost virginity, age, how old to lose virginity, women, woman, girls, girl, young, teen, teenager, first time, school, college, boy, man, hymen, virginity survey college students, college life, sexuality, sex survey, sex poll college health, sex health
When we asked girls if they ever faked an orgasm, we expected to hear some, 'Yes, Yes, Yesses,' but you might be shocked at what the guys had to say!
Transcript: Ever since Meg Ryan's inspired performance in when harry met sally, men have realized how convincingly...
Ever since Meg Ryan's inspired performance in when harry met sally, men have realized how convincingly women can fake an orgasm. But girls, did you ever think he could be faking it too? We asked both guys and girls if they have ever faked an orgasm. Woman: Yes. Woman: Yes. Man: Yes. Man: Nah. Woman: Uh, yes. I have. To get it over with. Man: Ah, no. Never. Woman: Yes. Woman: Yes. Man: Yeah. Woman: Yeah. Woman: No. Woman: No. Man: No, I haven't. Woman: No. Woman: No. Man: No. ManL No, no I've never. Man: Yes. Man: Yes. Woman: Yes. Woman: Yes, definitely. Haha! Are you surprised by those responses? We asked a bigger pool of people the same question in our online survey. The results? 79% of women said they had faked an orgasm at some point in their life. That's probably not a surprising number to most of you. What may surprise you is that 55% of men also said they had faked an orgasm. This isn't exactly an unprecedented concept-after all there was a Seinfeld episode where Kramer reveals that he sometimes fakes an orgasm when "It's enough already and I want to go to sleep!" Nonetheless I think many of our female viewers may be shocked to learn that more than half of men have faked an orgasm in real life. For more critical info and fun sex facts, check out more episodes at sexhealthguru.com.More »
Last Modified: 2013-07-08 | Tags »
sex, sexy, sexual health, fake, faking orgasms, faked, orgasm, cum, come, climax, women, woman, girls, girl, lie, female, oral sex, sexual pleasure, sexual pleasure for women, faked orgasms sex, sexuality, attraction, college sex, sex on campus, relationships sexual health, college health
Millions of students on college campuses experience date rape, but this form of sexual assault is as confusing as it is frightening. What does it really entail, and how do you know if you're a victim of rape? Here's help.
Transcript: While it's difficult to aggregate precise numbers due to often unreported incidences of rape, US law...
While it's difficult to aggregate precise numbers due to often unreported incidences of rape, US law enforcement, along with national rape crisis centers, say that 10 to 25% of all women will experience rape in their lifetime in the USA. Date rape, or acquaintance rape, refers to nonconsensual sexual activity between two people who already know one another. Rape occurs when someone is forced to perform a sexual act of any kind. When the victim knows her rapist - as a casual acquaintance, a friend, or even a boyfriend - it can also be called date rape. Although women are the most frequent victims of date rape, men, too, can suffer from this crime. Although date rape can occur between sober people, alcohol is almost always involved. While frequently date rape occurs when a victim is drunk, often a victim's beverage will be spiked with an odorless, colorless "date rape" drug. The most common date rape drugs include rohypnol, or "roofies," gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, and ketamine. These drugs may limit memory, and cause unconsciousness or feelings of immobility, making a sexual crime easier to carry out. If you've been the victim of date rape, you're not alone, and not without help. Before you change clothes or wash up, contact your local rape crisis center, or your college's health center for guidance.More »
date rape, sexual assault, victim of rape, intercourse, danger, assault victim, victim of sexual assault, what is rape, have i been raped, boyfriend and rape, girlfriend and rape, intoxication and rape perform sex act, victims, assault, spiked drink, drink spiked, intoxicated, intoxication college health, sexual health, college safety, dangerous sexual practices sex, date, boyfriend, girlfriend
If you've been the victim of date rape, you're likely confused, hurt and scared about the sexual assault. You're also likely to wonder what to do after a rape. Getting help is vital, and this video details the support and counseling you need.
Transcript: Knowing the person who raped you can make that assault even harder to bear. But here are places to turn...
Knowing the person who raped you can make that assault even harder to bear. But here are places to turn for help. Date rape involves nonconsensual sex between two people who already know each other. Date rape can even occur between two people who have previously had sex. But even if you knew your assailant, if you said no to a sexual act, and it was forced upon you, that is date rape. If you've been raped, do not shower or change. This may be hard, but you'll need to remain as you are in order for evidence to be collected. Call a friend, your local rape crisis center, or your college's health center to report the crime. Then, you'll need to go to the hospital for evidence collection, and to receive STD testing and pregnancy prevention. Note that just because you allow the hospital to collect evidence, or even if you call the police, you do not have to press charges or appear in court. But remember that it is easier to collect evidence now, and change your mind later on, than it is to report a rape without any evidence. After you're through at the hospital, you will be sent home to clean up, rest and recover. Afterwards, it's important to talk to a professional about the impact of the date rape. Even if you decide not to report the crime, receiving this emotional attention and care is a vital step in your recovery process.More »
date rape, sexual assault, what to do after a rape, getting help, counseling,rape victim, report attack, counselor, evidence, sex crime, college date rape, recovering from date rape, rape support victims, assault, recovery, therapy, support, support group, support system, college health, college sex, sexual health, college safety, sexual safety
College is a time of new experiences and identity formation. It's also a time when coming out as gay or lesbian may feel natural. If you're wondering what it'll be like coming out as a homosexual watch this to learn more.
Transcript: Whether you've always known you were gay or just realized it recently, for many people, college is the...
Whether you've always known you were gay or just realized it recently, for many people, college is the perfect time to come out. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, the LGBT community, coming out is a process of understanding, accepting, and sharing their identity. College can be an ideal place to come out, as your new community is often larger and more diverse than the one you left at home. Still, coming out is not always easy. The first step is for you to acknowledge your own sexual identity. The next step is to accept your sexual identity, and embrace who you are. Most colleges have LGBT clubs, communities and outreach programs, which can offer counseling and support during your journey. Once you're ready to tell others about your sexual orientation, remember that you do not have to share with everyone at once. Some individuals might choose only to tell members of the LGBT community at first. This way, they can gain insight and advice from people who have already gone through the experience of coming out.Coming out may elicit varied responses from different people in your life, so be prepared for both positive and negative reactions. During trying moments, remember, it took you time to come to terms with your own sexual orientation; your friends and family may need some time, too. Finally, remember that coming out is a process, and not something that you have to do alone.More »
Last Modified: 2013-07-08 | Tags »
coming out, gay, lesbian, how to come out, homosexual, lgbt, bisexual, bi, coming out stories, transgender, friends and family, gay communities, lgbt clubs, gay acceptance college students, college life, peer pressure college life, peer acceptance, college sex,
Everyone experiences a broken heart at some point, but for some people, a break up can be the cause of deep depression. In this video, we'll look at how ending relationships can effect college students, and how to cope if your own heart is broken.
Transcript: "Breaking up is hard to do," and you didn't need a song to tell you that. If you are afraid of the emotional...
"Breaking up is hard to do," and you didn't need a song to tell you that. If you are afraid of the emotional consequences of ending your current relationship, it may not be as difficult as you think. According to a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, college students underestimate their ability to survive heartache. But, if you're not among those who are feeling better than expected, here are some tips on how to cope with the end of a relationship'. It's vital to remember that the relationship, not your life, has ended. The pain of breaking up will pass with time. You will get over the pain. Want proof? Check out this study, which showed that within one year of a college breakup, 95-percent of students reported feeling "happy" and "recovered." While you're working through the heartache of your break-up, try to focus on parts of your life which have nothing to do with your ex. Take weekend trips with friends, join a new club, or even ask a pal to set you up. Be cautious not to turn to drugs, alcohol or promiscuous sex as a replacement for your relationship. The temporary relief that these things may provide are rarely worth the consequences. But, if you find yourself overindulging these activities, or if you've noticed a dip in your grades, withdrawal from social situations, or obsessive thoughts about your ex, it may be time to seek out some help. Think about talking to a close friend, or visiting your school's health center to make an appointment for counseling, a service that most colleges offer for free. It can help to talk openly, and to explore possible changes in your lifestyle that may make it easier for you to get through this time; intact and stronger than ever.More »
broken heart, break up, relationships, breaking up, relationship, relationships, getting over a broken heart, dealing with a break up, getting over a break up, after breaking up, surviving a break up, ending a relationship, relationship break college students, college life, depression, sadness college health, college life, mental health, stress, anxiety
Even the most independent of students may get homesick at some point. And for some, homesickness can be the most notable part of freshman year of college. Here, how to handle this common college emotion.
Transcript: It's normal to feel nostalgic for home occasionally - but for nearly 20-percent of first-year college...
It's normal to feel nostalgic for home occasionally - but for nearly 20-percent of first-year college students, homesickness can be a more constant, debilitating condition. Many students who experience homesickness feel too embarrassed to discuss their feelings. But homesickness is nothing new--it's a defining characteristic of the human condition as exhibited in Homer's epic, "The Odyssey," and the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament. There are two basic types of adult homesickness commonly experienced by college freshmen. The more familiar type involves missing the people, area, and lifestyle of one's previous existence. The less common form of homesickness occurs among students who may not particularly miss home, but who are so overwhelmed by college that they want to return to someplace more familiar. Whichever type is affecting you, it can be hard to make new social connections or to generally feel "happy" when you're homesick. One way to help alleviate feelings of homesickness is to set up a regular schedule for talking with your family and friends from home. Or, even better, you can make arrangements for a friend or family member to come visit you at school. It can also help to immerse and integrate yourself into your new environment. You might try joining an intra-mural sports team or a club that you are interested in. Maybe attend a meet-and-greet on campus. However, if homesickness is still plaguing you at the end of your first semester, it might be helpful to seek out some group or individual counseling at the student health center.More »
homesick, homesickness, freshman, adult homesickness, homesickness in college, homesick students, routine, missing home life, missing family life, college freshman, missing home, overcoming homesickness, away from home college students, college life, family, friends, home, coping with independence, learning independence, emotional attachment college health, mental health
Your college dorm room is likely home to plenty of dirty roommates--including some you don't even know about. In this video, we'll dig into the dirt and bacteria in your dorm, and discuss the health risks of forgoing basic hygiene.
Transcript: If you're like most college students, you have a roomate-but we bet you didn't know that you actually...
If you're like most college students, you have a roomate-but we bet you didn't know that you actually share your room with countless others. It's true: That dorm room you call home is also home to bacteria, viruses, mold, dust, mites, and more. Take, for example, your shared sink and shower area, both of which have more than 100,000 forms of bacteria living in them-and that's in the bathrooms that are cleaned weekly, Health magazine attests! Meanwhile, the same magazine found that water fountains in the hallway are home to 2.7 million forms of bacteria on the spigot alone. Unfortunately, your room isn't much better, as both your mattress and carpet host dust mites and possibly even bed bugs, both of which can cause rashes. And if you live in an older dorm, your heating system has probably been spreading the same dust and mold throughout your building for years. Now that we've given you the bad news, here's the good: You can avoid most of these germs with some simple know-how. For starters, wash your hands before every meal, and do so habitually. Why? For one thing, the University of Wisconsin found that one-third of college-aged men, and one-fifth of college-aged women don't, which is pretty appalling when you consider that 80% of all infections are spread via hand contact! In the bathroom, always wear flip-flops and never set your toothbrush on the sink when you're not using it. You can eliminate 99.9 percent of dust mites by dedicating yourself to vacuuming your carpet and stripped-down bed every other week. These are simple steps, but they'll save you a lot of time that might otherwise have been spent at the health center during your college career!More »
college dorm room, dirty dorm room, how dirty is my dorm room, dirt, health risks in the dorm, dorm, dorm room, shower bacteria, beds, dorm room, bathroom, college dorm, share bathroom, mold, dust mites, bed bugs, dorm room critters, shower germs college students, college dorms, college behavior, dirt, bacteria, fungus, infection college health, college hygiene hygiene, campus, grooming, beds, showers
Hazing may be a standard part of fraternity or sorority life, but it can also lead to psychological stress or even death. In this video, we'll consider whether inductions into frat life are harmless fun or a much more serious situation.
Transcript: Hazing is illegal in 44 states, but it's still happening every day to new members of fraternities, sororities,...
Hazing is illegal in 44 states, but it's still happening every day to new members of fraternities, sororities, and other social groups. The term "hazing" generally refers to any ritualistic activity that humiliates, degrades, or inflicts harm on a person before they can be accepted into a social group. The most common forms of hazing include: requiring people to consume excessive amounts of alcohol or to participate in drinking games, forcing someone to sing, wear strange clothing, or perform other embarrassing acts in public, depriving someone of sleep for an extended period of time, abusing someone emotionally or calling them hurtful names, or compelling someone to engage in, or watch, sexual acts with other group members. Even if someone willingly agrees to participate in these hazing activities, the practice is still illegal, and with good reason: in every year since 1970 there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus. Despite this, a whopping 74-percent of athletic team members and 74 -percent of fraternity and sorority members admitted to being hazed this year. And the habit isn't limited to these "usual" groups - among students who participated in academic clubs, 28% said that they had endured some kind of hazing; in performing arts organizations, 56% reported hazing practices. If you feel pressure to participate in a hazing activity, realize first that it's not OK-or legal-for a group to ask this of you. Ideally, you should report hazing to school authorities or to the head of the organization requiring the activity, but fear of exclusion or resentment may prevent you from doing so. Whether you report the hazing or not, you should still ask yourself whether you really want to join a group that is willing to debase you - and even risk your safety. Remember that there are many social activities on every college campus that welcome new members with open arms-not dangerous games.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-17 | Tags »
hazing, fraternity, sorority, pledging, frat, initiations, humiliation, college hazing, college freshman, hazing deaths, hazing rituals, forms of hazing, initiations, frat, degradation, degrading someone, humiliating someone, sorority sisters, frat brothers, fraternity brothers college students, college life, college behavior, social groups, abuse, illegal, college campus college health, mental health