With a recent increase in college obesity rates, it is imperative to assess the effectiveness of campus-wide fitness programs while encouraging other institutes of higher education to do so. It is presently uncertain whether these programs are advantageous or disadvantageous for improving campus-wide obesity rates; therefore, assessing campus-wide fitness programs and reporting results may bring awareness to college campus obesity rates and clarify a solution to the problem. NSU’s RecPlex offered “Slimming with the Sharks,” a structured, multiple-component, weight loss initiative available to all students, faculty, and staff. The following is a brief report of “Slimming with the Sharks” data within NSU faculty, staff, and students.
Peacock, Corey; Silver, Tobin; and Vanguri, Pradeep
"Creating a Healthier Campus: A Report on the Effectiveness of NSU’s “Slimming with the Sharks” Wellness Program,"
Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/quadrivium/vol6/iss1/5