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Ricardo Stewart

Health Psychology

Dr. Ladrow

January 15, 2018

 

Health

Health is the combination of mental, physical, and spiritual
balance. Physical health is very important for overall wellbeing including
physical activity, diet, Self-care and sleep. Mental health can include a
person’s ability to enjoy life, and create effective ways to deal with feelings
even when things are hard. Spiritual health includes a person’s ability to
understand themselves fully, and to connect with a higher power if that’s what
they believe is important spiritually. 
Health is the state of balanced physical, mental, spiritual, and social
wellbeing. Behaviors or activities I engage in consistently would be walking,
and biking. These behaviors contribute to my physical health and possible
mental health for some. Behaviors that I am not consistent in would be working
out, eating healthy, and self-care. If I acted in these behaviors they would be
benefiting my mental, and spiritual health.

 

I believe that my health status could go under all three
categories of my health being under my control, under control of external
forces, or under the control of a “Higher power”. My health is under my control
physically because I can choose whether to go to the gym, and eat healthier,
and I can also take control in my physical appearance. My health mentally can be
under my control, and the control of others, I control my actions and emotions,
but the actions of others can also affect me mentally/ emotionally.  Spiritual health is controlled by myself, and
through a “higher Power” as it is a relationship between beings and the
universe.

 

Based on the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control
Questionnaire my highest score was in internal, the middle score powerful
others, and the lowest score being chance. Overall, I wasn’t surprised with my
results. I’ve always been the type of individual with an internal locus of
control, viewing events as results of my own actions

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