Health and Psychology

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Psychology of Health in the Workplace

Health and Psychology HCA/250

It is a fact that the way we live and our life choices affect our health. The way we live or our lifestyles, personal relationships, our histories, our personalities, and our mental and biological processes are all factors in relation to health psychology. Health is a positive state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing and psychology is the science of behavior and mental process. Combined, health and psychology help to understand how biology, social context, and behavior influence health and illness. Although we are able to make our own lifestyle choices does not mean we are making the right ones. The choices we make and the way we treat our bodies not only affects our personal health but also our mental health. These health concerns can be carried over to the workplace causing unwanted stress in an environment that is already somewhat stressful. With the daily tasks that our jobs require of us added stress can make the job that much more difficult. Lack of sleep making it hard to concentrate on the talks at hand, irritated with other employees, and just plain unable to do what is required of us. An unhealthy diet can make us sick and unable to complete the job needing done and mental stress on top of a possibly already stressful job can cause even more health problems physically. Lifestyle choices that enhance health and prevent illness are easy to come by. By making health y lifestyle choices we reduce the risk of chronic disease and premature death. This is all depends on how much sleep we get, what we eat or drink, how much exercise we get, and our mental status. Getting the right amount of sleep is important to give our bodies the chance to restore and regenerate....
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