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"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
What is Health Psychology?
Health Psychology is a broad term that describes the science of how psychology, biology, spirituality, culture, society, and our environment contribute to our physical well-being. Health Psychology acknowledges that our sense of well-being is affected by many factors. Our physical health is directly related to our emotional and mental health. Consider the impact of stress on our physical health. Stress can come from a variety of places in our lives. Similarly, our physical health and ability to recover from or manage illness has a direct relationship with our emotional and mental health. It's all connected in unique ways for each individual. The goal is to discover the links and relationships for you and bring them into healthy management under your control. Health Psychology explores links and relationships between your physical health and contributing factors like these:
For individuals with chronic diseases, health psychology can help bring the various elements of medical and psychological well-being into focus and provide skills, guidance, and education for the individual to actively manage their health. It's all about enhancing the quality of life we live and balancing the various aspects of our lives that affect well-being. As such, Health Psychology is an empowerment model that relies on holistic healing and living.
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