With the rise of social media usage, exercise and diet culture have influenced a large number of people, and today’s youth is among them. In this episode, host Snehitha Vardhineni speaks to experts in the field as well as today’s youth to explore trends and personal experiences in relation to exercise and nutrition.
Social media use increased during the pandemic, which has exacerbated the mental health effects already seen in teens and young adults. Host Edie Bates and guests discuss how online schooling may negatively affect mental health and take away from the in-person learning experience.
Featured guests include Craig Klugman, a professor of Bioethics and Health Humanities at DePaul University and a member of DePaul University’s COVID response task force; Ilyssa Salomon, an assistant professor of psychology at Elon University who focuses on the impact social media has on the emotional and social development of adolescents; and several Emory students who discuss their personal experiences with social media use during the pandemic.
Student Highlight: Edie Bates is a junior at Emory University majoring in Human Health and minoring in Anthropology. She has a strong interest in social media, mental health effects, and usage among teens and young adults today.