The aims of the research . The purpose of research . Introduction:
Background information Kinesiologist Steve Bray of Ontario McMaster University. Increased academic demands. Absence of organised sporting activities. Fast foods Journal of eating behaviours. Federal dietary requirements.
Important Facts Experts in health and fitness have suggested some practices that freshmen can adapt in order to avoid being overweight. Moderate their intake of alcohol Releasing stress by exercising. Enough hours of sleep
Research Hypothesis: Research hypothesis showed that overweight issues is growing significantly among people between the age of 18 and 28 and most of them are people who are either in college or have just graduated from college.
This research was carried out using various research methods and one of the mostly used was questionnaire. The 89 students who participated in the exercise had their weight taken before they completed the initial questionnaire Research methods:
The second measure was taken after three weeks and the third one was taken a week before the end of the first semester. There were two sets of questionnaires: first one looked for information about the lifestyles of these fresher during their high school years. The second set investigated their dietary habits and their fitness practices during the previous college sessions. Research methods:
The research identified various variables that accounted for more than sixty percent of the weight variance. The two leading variable that contributed to increase in weight gain were fast foods and evening snacks and consumption of alcohol among the students. Other variables include recent dieting habits, skipping meals and poor intake of vegetables and fruits Research results and summary of findings
They also found that People who are overweight at such an advanced age are more likely to be obese when they become mature adults and this can lead to serious health complications. They also found that a dramatic change of environment during the last one decade has also contributed to the overweight crisis in college freshmen. Research results and summary of findings
However, this study was not able to indentify these environmental factors that were responsible for the dramatic changes in the weights of the fresh college students. If the weight gain phenomenon evident in the first year university students is a pointer of what is going on in the general public, then it is important that future studies go into details of studying various methods and techniques that the freshmen can use to avoid gaining weight significantly. Research results and summary of findings
These methods and techniques could be effective in reducing or even reversing variables that contribute to significant weight gain. Research results and summary of findings: