Psychology of Health in the Workplace
October 14, 2012
In my essay I will discuss the relationship between health and psychology in the workplace.
When people make certain lifestyle choices it can really affect these areas. My essay, will also
include some examples of lifestyle choices that deal with personal health and what can reduce
illnesses. People want the ability to be successful in relationships in and out of the workplace, so
understanding how health and psychology relate to each other can help an individual with the
ability to be successful in these areas. Health can be defined when an individual has a good state
of mental, social, and physical well-being. Psychology can be defined when an individual
understands the mind and how the mind relates to behaviors. The main goal when studying
psychology is understanding, the behaviors of an individual or group by general principles and
research. The way health and psychology works together is to promote an individual with a
sound state of mind, optimal physical health, and then the social should fall into place.
The way a person lives their life daily can determine any health factors they may have in the
future. The way a person eats daily is an example. If an individual eats a healthy balanced meal
daily and exercises then they are less likely to acquire any diseases such as obesity, cancer, heart
disease, or emphysema. These diseases are common with people who choose to consume
unhealthy diets, refrain from any physical activity, and make choices like excessive alcoholic
beverages or smoking. Maintaining healthy food...
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