Diet and Health
Daily exercise and a healthy diet can do amazing things for the body. In wilderness therapy, troubled teens get plenty of fresh air and exercise hiking three to seven miles a day. Our diet is basic, bland, and nutritionally sound. It’s modeled after the book “Eat, Drink And Be Healthy” by Dr. Walter C. Willet of the Harvard School Of Medicine. Body composition studies we conduct in behalf of our students have revealed:
- On average, female students lose approximately four pounds of fat and gain two pounds of muscle.
- Boys lose six pounds of overall weight. However, their conversion rate is different than the girls.
- Boys typically lose 5.5 pounds of fat and gain one pounds of muscle.
- Most students who were under-weight upon admission gained both muscle and fat.
- Over-weight students showed the greatest strides regarding fat loss and muscle gains.
- Most students reduced their heart rate by 7 beats per minute.
- Students showed a reduction in acne.
- Many students experienced a reduction in medication, opting not to take medication because they felt they no longer needed it.
- Most important, we found that the students themselves think they look and feel better.
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