Colby, Bowdoin, Tufts Named Among Healthiest Colleges
The Greatist came out with a list of The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.
–Good to hear about the generosity of the Colby hockey team sharing their rink with the student body for daily workouts
–Although failing to note the possible health benefits of DIII sports, the Greatist seems to have no qualms about the consequences of participating in crafting at Bowdoin college (GLITTER IS THE HERPES OF CRAFT SUPPLIES!!!)
–Weighs the pros of an unlimited freshmen dining plan heavily over the cons.
“Tabata training and CrossFit classes at the fitness center are perfect for students who want to work out outside the box (pun intended), and the fitness complex also boasts a pool, indoor track, and ice rink. The health center has convenient hours, including weekends, and an emergency response team of volunteer EMTs that serve the campus community. Colby embraces sustainable dining, harvesting some food straight from its thriving campus garden. And dining services’ hard work is rewarded with an A+ score on College Prowler.”
“With dining services that include a small army of chefs and dieticians, it’s no surprise students love Bowdoin’s food. The dining halls serve fresh foods straight from the school’s organic garden, and Bowdoin’s food is ranked tops by both College Prowler and The Princeton Review. The school also boasts a 3-year-old fitness center with a selection of free classes comparable to the selection at a much larger university. The health center offers wellness classes, too, but the stellar programming doesn’t end there. There’s an outing club that goes on more than 100 active outings per year and a women’s center with groups for students dealing with poor body image, eating disorders, and discrimination. Bowdoin even has — get this — a craft center.”
“Freshmen at Tufts are required to have unlimited meals, so they’re sure to experience the school’s health-centric dining. Interestingly, students can actually order-in takeout and pay with their JumboCash (a student debit account) — we’re still not sure if that counts as a pro or a con. A definite plus? Chiropractic treatment and massage therapy are available at the health center, which 71 percent of students say is high-quality and convenient.”