By Joey Kang
Posted in The Collegiate View
The Collegiate View is a reoccurring blog series highlighting mental and behavioral health issues affecting today’s young adults and college students. This series features original blog posts written and researched by current college students working towards a degree in psychology or a related field.
Eating Disorders and the College Athlete
Physical activity is essential to enjoying a healthy life for your mind and body. For many adolescents and young adults, participating in sports is a great way to exercise, gain valuable lessons, and accomplish personal goals that enhance their self-esteem. Many athletes benefit from strong role models and team-oriented values that encourage collaboration and positivity.
About the Author
Joey Kang is an OPG Business and Marketing Intern currently enrolled at Boston College. Joey’s experience as an athlete showed him first hand the destructive effects of eating disorders and body image issues. These experiences have led him to research and write on this topic in hopes to shed light on this topic and help end the stigma associated with mental health and sports.