Passion and Physical Health
Passion may affect one’s physical health in a number of ways. Research showed that harmonious and obsessive passion can lead to positive and negative effects on one’s health, respectively, through the different mediating processes that are triggered, such as rigid persistence and engagement in risky behavior.
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