We have all heard of the scary but real freshman 15, that unwanted extra weight college students gain during their first year and sometimes keep after. “I thought it wouldn’t happen to me, I’ve always pretty much maintained the same weight, but everything changed once I got here,” said MSU nursing junior Cyrelle Wheeler. Over the last year, Wheeler has decided to become more active after a visit with her primary care physician. “I went to the doctor last year, and he basically told me you’re fat and that puts strain on your knees,” said Wheeler. “I already knew I had bad knees due to me tearing my ACL, but that’s when I knew it was really time to change something.”
According to her doctor, added weight would put pressure on Wheeler’s knees and make them worse than they already were.