skip to Main Content

Everyone knows an athlete. What is harder to know is why so many of them are at risk for developing an eating disorder: as high as 25%, according to some research. In this episode, host Meg Woodward takes a deep dive into this question with the help of an eating disorders counselor and an athlete in recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, contact the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) helpline at 888-375-7767.

Featured Guests:

  • Herani Argoe is a therapist and licensed professional counselor working with adolescents and young adults who have eating disorders.
  • Laurel Carlson is a former athlete, pageant contestant and disordered eating survivor.

Student Highlight: Meg Woodward is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player and 2024 Emory graduate majoring in psychology. She was inspired to pursue this question after working as a behavioral health technician for an eating disorder treatment center. 

Studies and sources mentioned in this episode:

HealthierU’s theme music is by TimTaj.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Listen on Spotify
RSS Feed