BYRON, Minn. – University of Minnesota finds most young adults struggle with eating, activity, or weight when they go from adolescence to adulthood.
Sarah Carpenter is a new mom and says these results don’t surprise her.
“I think just life adjustments take time to get used to, she said. “When we go from different environments our parents cook for us or we kind of scrounge for ourselves. I think any adjustment even into motherhood, I mean I want to cook well for my kids like my mother did.”
The study shows only about 2% of females and 7% of males reported never having eating or health issues.
Since most do deal with eating or weight issues at one point or another, the study suggests this could impact the health of families in the future.
Carpenter says she tries to keep her family healthy by getting outside.
“I think it’s really important to get outside because there are so many things to be active outside without feeling like you’re exercising,” she said. “I think most of our society is indoors now so I think that’s a huge component to health is just getting outside.”
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