YORHealth has heard countless stories of college students living off fast food and energy drinks for the duration of their degree. Lisa Chang, a Lowell, Massachusetts, student could have very easily wound up in this group if not for a chance encounter with a YOR Health representative.
Q: Why was health and exercise never a concern for Lisa Chang?
Lisa was thin so she assumed that she was healthy. However, she never ate breakfast and considered chicken fingers nutritionally sound. Despite a constant buffet of cheesesteak, sodas, and quesadillas, Lisa managed to maintain her slim figure.
Q: Doesn’t thin mean healthy?
Not necessarily. As Lisa learned, some people metabolize fat quicker than others, despite other health issues. For Lisa, her unhealthy habits materialized in other visible ways – in the form of pimply, oily skin. Though Lisa was confident with her body, how she felt about her face was another story. Lisa would spend hours each day on her hair and makeup, always running to the bathroom to make sure her blemishes were not showing through.