It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live. The battle with nutrition is one that everyone can relate to. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a battle at all. I’m Emily, a senior at Purdue University double-majoring in dietetics and fitness, nutrition, and health. Although I’ve taken a lot of classes at Purdue, one of the main points of my major that sticks with me everyday is that nutrition and fitness are important for everyone at any age.
By now, most people understand some of the general recommendations from doctors and the media. “Eat fruits and vegetables, exercise 30 minutes three times a week, etc.” So that’s all we need to know, right? And it’s as simple as that- people just make it more difficult than it really is, right? I beg to differ. The field is expanding and during the past few years alone the health community’s knowledge of the importance of nutrition and fitness as well as misinformation on these subjects have increased 10-fold. So now with various non-reputable recommendations floating around and health myths inundating our field, most people actually have no idea where to begin. I’m here to share some of the knowledge that I’ve gained from my studies here at Purdue and maybe offer a bit of advice. So, like I asked before- what have YOU eaten today? Let’s dive in and find out exactly what the deal is with those double cheeseburgers. Your health is one of the most important things about you. Let’s make it a positive trait.