Title

A Future That is Headed Backwards

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 10:30 AM

Abstract

In the United States, two trends are becoming increasingly popular with time: obesity and depression. Both have been an increasing trend in the past few years and can correlate with one another, but also stay separate. Teens are starting to spend more time on their phones, which means more of an online presence for them, like social media. Social media is one way in which both of these themes are prevalent; spending loads of time on social media decreases one’s activity levels and also has been linked to increasing mental health issues, such as depression. Another way to relate these is through fast food. Fast food is filled with fats, such as fatty acids, which are harmful to the body because they stay longer and end up causing one to gain weight unhealthily. These fats are also bad for the brain and have been linked to depression. In our studies, we examine how fast food and social media affect teenagers’ lives and find ways to better their overall wellbeing.

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A Future That is Headed Backwards

In the United States, two trends are becoming increasingly popular with time: obesity and depression. Both have been an increasing trend in the past few years and can correlate with one another, but also stay separate. Teens are starting to spend more time on their phones, which means more of an online presence for them, like social media. Social media is one way in which both of these themes are prevalent; spending loads of time on social media decreases one’s activity levels and also has been linked to increasing mental health issues, such as depression. Another way to relate these is through fast food. Fast food is filled with fats, such as fatty acids, which are harmful to the body because they stay longer and end up causing one to gain weight unhealthily. These fats are also bad for the brain and have been linked to depression. In our studies, we examine how fast food and social media affect teenagers’ lives and find ways to better their overall wellbeing.