Why I Started This Blog

I started this blog for a couple of reasons. The first stems from a developing interest as a psychology major, many years ago, in understanding how the context of a situation can influence behavior. This eventually grew into an interest in understanding the interrelationship of physical health and psychological health and how fostering these two areas help to improve quality of life. And I’m not the only one who share an interest in this. Departments of public health in many states are making an effort to promote good health practices through community programs and by making public health announcements through various media formats. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion have a website devoted to this topic. The second reason stems from personal experiences that have helped me to better understand and appreciate the importance of being physically and psychologically healthy.

I have made it a practice to engage in health-promoting behaviors by considering different contexts that help to facilitate this practice. I have also seen others do the same. This practice eventually led to an interest in writing about the benefit of practicing health-promoting behaviors and avoiding health-defeating ones. An idea came to mind to find a medium to share my thoughts about the simple things that could enhance physical wellbeing and psychological wellbeing. It is an idea I have kicked around for some time and did not initially consider a blog as a way of launching it. In time, I have come to realize that blogging is a great way to share this information with anyone interested in this topic.

My goal is not to only provide readers with informative topics on health and wellness. It’s also to enlighten them about simple and enjoyable ways to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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