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A 51-year-old member asked:

How does someone's personal growth affect their physical health?

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Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Personal Wellness: Congruence between mental health and satisfaction with daily life are highly correlated to well being. When something is impacting the psychological self negatively, the body responds with a sympathetic response and a systemic stress response that lead to ill health. So achieving and maintaining well being defined by the individual is necessary, but the meaning of this varies among people.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can positive relationships affect someone's social and physical health?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
For the better: Positive relations and outlook may improve a person's health. It certainly improves a person's well being and has no negative consequences.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can negative relationships affect someone's social and physical health?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Get away if you can: During your life, you will meet people who, whatever their intentions, will make it more difficult for you to do the worthwhile things that you want to do. You should not have to accept bullying, ridicule, or even a relationship where there's more criticism than real affection. Physical health effects are hard to quantitate but not escaping will ruin your effectiveness in most areas.

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