Staying Healthy at CNU

There are plenty of horror stories about the dreaded “freshmen 10.” If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it’s in reference to how students may gain weight or fall into unhealthy habits during their first year at college. This is because there’s so much great food at the dining halls and your schedule is very busy, so it’s easy to fall out of your healthy habits. However, at Christopher Newport, there are many opportunities to stay healthy.


  • Dining Halls: There is a lot of delicious food in our beautiful dining halls. Thankfully, a lot of it is actually very healthy for you. Firstly, there’s always a salad bar open with lots to choose from. If that’s not your fancy, then, at Regattas, there is a station called “Healthy Haven,” which has fresh, new options everyday that can be a great part of a healthy diet.
  • Freeman Center: This is where the gym and a lot of fitness classes are held. The gym is open everyday and is free for all students. The hours are incredibly flexible, so it’s incredibly easy to make time for the gym in your schedule. In addition, the Freeman Center is very close to all of the residence halls. If you’re living on campus, the gym is never more than a 10-minute walk away.
  • Healthy Foundations: This is a seminar series in which students can plan and create a fitness program for themselves. This program will hold you accountable and encourage you to stay healthy during your stay at Christopher Newport. These are great seminars to attend because they make you aware of the different areas you need to be paying attention to ensure your health.


Coming to college is a big change, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall into unhealthy habits. That’s why Christopher Newport works so hard to ensure its students have plenty of options to stay healthy.

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