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By examining a day in the life of Josie we can achieve greater understanding of how
personal beliefs and behaviors affect health promotion and disease prevention. The outsider is
easily alerted to the risk factors for illness in Josie’s case. A 58 year-old, divorced female who
lives alone suffers from high blood pressure and has a family history of colon cancer suggests the
need for additional attention to the individual’s health. Add to these factors the extended work
commute each day, the fast food diet, lack of exercise and the additional stress of the grandson
recently diagnosed with meningitis and you now have a prescription for any number of health
problems to arise simply due to the number of stressors in the individual’s daily life. However,
Josie believes because she does not feel sick she must not be sick (University of Phoenix, 2007).
Being raised in a family where illness was not discussed further hinders Josie’s ability to
see her risk in any realistic manner. Furthermore, Josie’s habitual habit of smoking and
consumption of her daily breakfast of black coffee with a jelly donut (University of
Phoenix, 2007) are going to be difficult to modify without help from her outside support network
which would need to include family, friends and her healthcare provider.
Personal beliefs and behaviors can have both positive and negative effects on how an
individual approaches health promotion and prevention. Emotion, learned behaviors and
motivation all play a role in personal wellness. In addition, social factors including lifestyle can
further affect how one manages their health status (Sarafino, 2006).
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References
Sarafino, E.P. (2006). Health psychology biopsychosocial interactions (5th ed.). Hoboken, N.J.:
John Wiley & Sons.
University of Phoenix. (2007). A day in the life of Josie. Retrieved DATE?, from
University of Phoenix, Week Three, HCA250 - The Psychology of Health.

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*This tutorial is to be used as a guide with examples of what your instructor is looking to see in your submission. Be sure work submitted is that of your own efforts to avoid copying the work provided in the tutorial. This tutorial is previously submitted, A+ material which should not be resubmitted as original work. Please review your references!!!* CheckPoint: A Day in the Life of Josie Name School Info By examining a day in the life of Josie we can achieve greater understanding of how personal beliefs and behaviors affect health promotion and disease prevention. The outsider is easily alerted to the risk factors for illness in Josie’s case. A 58 year-old, divorced female who lives alone suffers from high blood pressure and has a family history of colon cancer suggests the need for additional attention to the individual’s health. Add to these factors the extended work commute each day, the fast food diet, lack of exercise and the additional stress of the grandson recently diagnosed with meningitis and you now have a prescription for any number of health problems to arise simply due to the number of stressors in the individual’s daily life. However, Josie believes because she does not feel sick she must not be sick (University of Phoenix, 2007). Being raised in a family where illness was not discussed further hinders Josie’s ability to see her risk in any realistic manner. Furthermore, Josie’s habitual habit of smoking and consumption of her daily breakfast of black coffee with a jelly donut (University of Phoenix, 2007) are going to be difficult to modify without help from her outside support network which would need to include family, friends and her healthcare provider. Personal beliefs and behaviors can have both positive and negative effects on how an individual approaches health promotion and prevention. Emotion, learned behaviors and motivation all play a role in personal wellness. In addition, social factors including lifestyle can further affect how one manages their health status (Sarafino, 2006). References Sarafino, E.P. (2006). Health psychology biopsychosocial interactions (5th ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. University of Phoenix. (2007). A day in the life of Josie. Retrieved DATE?, from University of Phoenix, Week Three, HCA250 - The Psychology of Health. Name: Description: ...
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