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Sunday, September 11, 2005

BYU Students Most Fit?

I have heard some cynics say that while tea and coffee are religiously avoided at BYU, the real spirit of the Word of Wisdom is frequently violated by overeating, resulting in an overweight student body. Maybe that was true in the distant past, but I'm pleased to report that BYU has been voted as the nation's most physically fit campus by Men's Fitness magazine. Thanks to CJ for reminding me of this story.

So next time you hear the cynics snickering about candy bar abuse by Mormon students, this story might help trim their bloated view of BYU's problems.


Anonymous said...

I've never been to BYU, but...

Is/was there any rational basis to the "BYU Coed" jokes? Are we to assume from the "most fit" rating that the BYU coeds are less corpulent than before?

Michael Ebert said...

There can't be any rational basis for the Coed jokes. I doubt they were ever any more corpulent than any other university's students, although I wouldn't be able to say for sure. I think it was one of the few things that people could make fun of.

I'm a BYU student right now, and the vast majority of students can't be called corpulent or even chubby.