Category Archives: Health Psychology

Applying psychological theories and methods in order to understand those factors which help people to remain healthy, cope with their illnesses or recover from them.

The Psychological Impact of Having An Accident At Work

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Workplace accidents may or may not have long-term physical effects. But while bruises and cuts generally get all the attention, the psychological impact of an accident is often overlooked. For example, an employee who sustains an eye injury at work may seek compensation from his company. However, the eye injury compensation he receives may not account for the psychological challenges he may experience long after his physical injuries heal. Although his vision may be intact, his confidence, social life, and relationships may be affected.

Accidents at work may also contribute to the development of certain mental health issues. Consider these three mental health conditions below: Continue reading

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How Going on Vacation May Help Your Mental Health

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We all love to travel, right? We certainly do! You’ll be pleased to know that traveling is great for more than just getting the perfect Instagram picture. One of the biggest benefits of travel\ling is that it significantly improves your physical health and mental health. On holiday, we tend to walk more, whether it is to the beach or pool (or bar!), which improves our mood and sleep quality. As a result of this, our mental health thrives.  Before you pack your suitcase,
EHIC card and favorite pair of RayBan sunglasses, find out other ways traveling benefits our mental health below.
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How To Keep Your Mind Healthy When Traveling Long-Haul

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The opportunity to travel across the world and experience a new culture or a new way of life is one that shouldn’t be missed. Before you travel it’s important to make sure that you have the correct documents in place, be sure to complete your ESTA visa application, if this applies, at esta-visa.org.uk. Although most of us look forward to taking trips, traveling to a different time zone, whether it’s for work or for pleasure, can take a toll on the health of our mind and body. If you’re heading on a long-haul flight this summer, here are some tips on how to keep your mind healthy.
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How to Be a Quitter: The Latest Solutions to Breaking Nicotine Addiction

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America has come a long way in terms of how its citizens view smoking cigarettes. Indeed, there was a time in the 1950s when medical doctors would appear on television endorsing a particular brand of “smokes.” But new laws in the 1990s restricted the use of cigarettes in many locations and thus the culture began to change. States had so much success curbing smoking that the World Health Organization now lists the U.S. below many other nations, such as England and Australia, in prevalence of overall tobacco consumption. Continue reading

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VIDEO – The Psychological Benefits of Forgiveness

Psychological research shows that the negative emotions which are cultivated when holding a grudge can contribute to increased stress, higher anxiety, increased pain perception and even a decrease in heart health. With this in mind, watch as the folks at SoulPancake highlight the many psychological and physical benefits of simply forgiving and forgetting.

 

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