- By Rawat Admin
- Posted November 26, 2019
“Keep your vitality. A
life without health is like a river without water”
A wellness health
programme integrating nutrition, Physical activity and mental wellness has
yielded affective results in reducing stress, depression, heart disease and
hypertension. Health education teaches students about physical, mental, emotional
and social health. It not only motivates the students to feel free but also
motivates them to improve and maintain their health, prevent stress related
diseases and reduce risky behaveiours.
Our students are the
future. While there are many factors that contribute to the health and
well-being of students but school plays a vital role, a role model. It is known
that students spend most of their waking hours in schools and that the average
students consume their 50% calories while on school grounds. Health wellness programmes
give students incentives, tools social support and strategies to adopt and
maintain healthy behaviours. Health education builds students’ knowledge, skills
and positive attitudes about health. They prepare themselves to be mentally
capable to face stress related diseases. Health education curricula and
knowledge help students learn skills which they will use to make future choices
throughout their lifetime.
wellness programmes result in reducing students risks around:
alcohol, tobacco and
other drugs, injury prevention, mental and social health, physical activity.
promotes learning in other subjects! School health programmes are the essential
sequel and complement to early child care and development programmes. These health
programmes help link the resources of the health, education, nutrition and
resources sectors in an infrastructure- the school that is already in place,is
pervasive and is sustained. We know that school system is rarely universal,
covers the most effective health systems and has extensive skilled workforce
that already works closely with the community. The high effectiveness of these
programmes is a consequence of the health benefit and the education benefit.
The effectiveness of such wellness health programmes is measured in terms not
only of improved education outcomes.
At a high level,
healthy students are better learners and help to build strong communities.
Schools with effective wellness programmes almost always offer wellness related
training as their mandatory school meetings.