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College enshrines healthy living in bricks and mortar
Published in 10-10-2017
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Pledges by college students to eschew drugs and alcohol are old hat. Now they're meditating, working out, practicing yoga, eating healthfully, and at least one school, the University of Vermont, it has become a bona fide lifestyle. In UVM's Wellness Environment, known as WE, students live in a new, big substance-free dorm, take a required class in what affects the health of their brains and bodies, and are given incentives to stay healthy like access to a free gym membership, nutrition and fitness coaches and an app that tracks their activities. "We created an environment where we believe if we offer young people healthy foods, healthy choices, they'll make them.