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importance of health education

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Health education builds student's  knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. It motivates students to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviours.

Health education curricula and instruction help students to learn skills so that they will use to make healthy choices throughout their lifetime.

Health education is vital for students as it builds their knowledge and attitudes about health. Health education does not only concentrate on being healthy. It also focuses on emotional, mental and social health too. Educating students on the importance of health builds their motivation. As a result, they strive to maintain good health, prevent diseases and avoid risky behaviour. Instilling the importance of good health in schools, helps students to make healthy life choices when they grow older and continue doing so throughout their lives. It helps them understand the dangers of using illicit drugs, smoking and drinking alcohol. It helps prevent various injuries, diseases, such as, obesity and diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Health education is important to teach children awareness about living a healthy lifestyle. Health education encompasses social, mental, physical and social health.

Health education teaches people of all ages about how diet and exercise contribute to a healthy lifestyle. It also encourages positive changes in behaviour and lowers the risk of addiction to drugs, alcohol and unsafe sexual practices. The majority of schools around the country have courses aimed at teaching health education to students. These courses often revolve around the body, healthy eating, sex and exercising. Some students are taught basic health and physical fitness early on. More in-depth courses are designed for middle and high school students.

 

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Many are the blessings of imparting health education. Health education enables a person to remain physically fit and in proper health.

A healthy person can enjoy life fully. He can carry out his duties in a responsible manner. He is an asset to the family, the society and to the entire nation. He is always full of energy. He lives a long and happy life. A healthy peasant is happier than a monarch without health.

Health education encourages a person to make healthy choices. They are instructed to avoid unhealthy habits. ‘A sound mind lives in a sound body’. Rabindranath Tagore and C.V. Raman, if they were confined to sick bed, could not have won the Nobel Prize. In fact, a sickly student with all his talents and abilities lags behind in the race of life.

Health education also teaches about the emotional and mental health of the student. A healthy person is the happiest person in the world.

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