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Janelle Schnake: Tips to avoid weight gain while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic

For most of us, COVID-19 has disrupted our routines, and changes such as working from home or losing a job may lead to increased stress. Stress and boredom are the top two causes of mindless eating – and being cooped up at home with easy access to food can also lead to overeating. Healthy eating and physical activity are the two main pillars of a healthy lifestyle. This helps maintain our current...

Back to school doesn’t have to result in the addition of ‘Freshman 15’ if you follow these tips

While most college freshmen don’t gain the fabled “Freshman 15,” they do gain an average of about 7 pounds their first year, and then continue gaining gradually throughout their college experience. But with careful planning, they don’t have to, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences news release. Fast food, late-night pizza, dining halls filled...