College is risky business. Life is hurled into never-before imagined freedom, independence, and choice. For many students, college brings challenges and changes in nearly every area of life--physical, physiological, emotional, social, residential, financial, spiritual, and sexual. College may well be the most volatile time in a person's life. Attending college is bad for your health. Statistically, young adults face more depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and drug addiction than in any other time in their lives. Schizophrenia emerges most often during this time. Suicide rate is highest between 16--21 years. A college student's lifestyle is a potential threat to their successful academic performance. The good news is that, with the right tools, students can create a college experience that is healthy, successful, and fits their own unique selves. Lifestyles for Learning explores the direct relationship between academic performance and key lifestyle factors: food, sleep, stress, movement, creativity, connection, addiction, and giving. It further discusses how lifestyle factors are challenged by learning disabilities and other co-occurring diagses, such as ADHD and behavioral disorders. Lifestyles for Learning offers guidance to prepare every college student for success. Peppered with humorous anecdotes and warm-hearted wisdom, this is important reading for students entering college, as well as for parents, educators, counselors, doctors, psychologists, and educational consultants. It is also designed for supplemental reading in college and high school courses.
Susan Crowther's career path includes: professor, writer, chef, nutritionist, and mother. For many years she has been a professor and tutor for students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. She writes a monthly food column in the Brattleboro Commons and is found on the airwaves on What's Cookin' with Susie and Tank to Table. Susan lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with her husband and editor, Mark.