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The key to a well-balanced college life: Being more aware of your health

Klondike posing in the Library as a promotion to focus on health. (file photo)

To most college students, a healthy lifestyle is not a priority when compared to studying for finals and finishing projects. Towards the end of the semester, class work increases while healthy snack options decrease. 

Have you ever been too busy in between class to eat? In a demanding college lifestyle, eating healthy can often be difficult. Poor student eating habits are not the only issue to student health. As the sun sets earlier and the nights get colder, students are more apt to stay indoors and skip physical activity. 

For the past couple weeks, Ohio Northern students have been helping to raise campus awareness of KIND Brand healthy snacks on campus. KIND snacks are all gluten free, non-GMO, and incorporate five super grains: oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat.

“KIND bears” have spoken personally with the women’s volleyball team, men’s and women’s cross country teams, the entire football team, as well as a variety of different classes within the theatre department. The team has also campaigned in King Horn as well as on the Tundra and in McIntosh, handing out free samples and healthy tips. 

Their message was simple: “do what’s kind for your body, do what’s kind for your taste buds, and do what is kind for the world.” 

Over the course of the four-week campaign, our KIND bears have handed out over 500 samples of KIND healthy snacks to ONU students. In addition to the free snacks, students also received a healthy life hack, ranging from how to stop the hiccups, to how to properly stretch out your knees to reduce the risk of knee injury. 

ONU students have also had the opportunity to win a $50 gift card to the ONU Bookstore, courtesy of KIND bears. All students have to do is take a selfie with any KIND product, tag @KINDsnacks, and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag “KINDbears.”

Our KIND bear representative, Megan Cottongim, was even able to take Klondike around campus and get some pictures with students enjoying their KIND healthy snacks.

So don’t forget that Friday, Nov. 6 is your last chance to Tweet, Facebook or Instagram us your selfies to be entered in for your chance to win an ONU bookstore gift card.

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