Posts made in February, 2016

NEDAwareness Week 2016

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in EDs and the Media, NEDAwareness Week 2016 | Comments Off on NEDAwareness Week 2016

NEDAwareness Week 2016

#NEDAwareness: National Eating Disorder Awareness Another NEDAwareness Week is drawing to a close. This year’s theme, “Three Minutes Can Save a Life: Get Screened, Get Help, Get Healthy,” focused on the importance of early detection and intervention. I can’t emphasize enough just how important it is to act as soon as possible if you suspect that you or others you love are struggling with eating-related issues. Catching an eating disorder or disordered eating in its earliest stages shortens the overall duration of the illness, decreases severity, and improves the...

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Oral Roberts University Requires Fitbit for All Freshmen

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in EDs and the Media | Comments Off on Oral Roberts University Requires Fitbit for All Freshmen

Oral Roberts University Requires Fitbit for All Freshmen

Oral Roberts U requires students to track activity for a grade Oral Roberts University, a Christian college in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently announced that it is requiring all freshmen to wear the popular fitness and activity tracker, Fitbit. The school will track each student’s activity level (and other health data) as part of a first-year course known as Health Fitness I. The Fitbit data will account for 20% of students’ grade. The move is a modern upgrade for a long-established fitness curriculum at Oral Roberts, which previously required students to “manually log aerobics points in a fitness...

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