The "freshman 15" is a nightmare. Nobody ever wants to gain 15 pounds or more in a single year. With endless term papers, tests, campus activities, etc., it's hard for many students to maintain a balanced, healthy diet and make time to exercise. But for students at the University of California, Los Angeles, being healthy has gotten a little bit easier.
UCLA students Karan Kajla and Alison Light launched an app called Fit Bruin on Sept. 20. This app allows students to create personalized health plans; they can track what they eat in the dining halls and other places. By using the dishes' nutritional information and customizing users' exercise preferences and weight loss goals, Fit Bruin tells students how many calories they can consume each day to reach their goals.
About 30 users are using the app so far.
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