MEANING AND DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH EDUCATION….BY INSTRUCTOR MRS. ADENIYI GRACE K.
Healthy education can be defined as the process through which one acquires health knowledge which is necessary for maintaining healthy living. If an individual has no adequate knowledge of himself in an environment or in a particular situation, he or she is in bondage of health.
SCOPE OF HEALTH EDUCATION.
Safety and first aid
Diseases [communicable and non-communicable]
IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH EDUCATION
It provides information on drugs[e.g drug abuse]
It provide information about family, environment and its conditions.
It provides information about sexually transmitted diseases.
It gives knowledge on safety precaution, accident and prevention.
It provide knowledge about first aid injuries.
It helps to identify the nutritious food for the body and its uses.
It creates awareness on how to diseases are transmitted.
DETERMINANT OF HEALTH : The following are the determinants of health.
ENVIRONMENT: One of the determinant factor of the health of an individual is the environment. The environment can affect the life of the children because children living in dirty will be unhealthy while those in clean environment will be healthy. Therefore, environment affect a child negatively or positively.
EDUCATION: Education can be defined as the way of teaching, training and learning in order to acquire knowledge. So, education plays an important role in determining a good health because what an illiterate will not know about health, an educated person will know it.
HEREDITARY: This is the transferring of character traits from parents to offspring. This can be done through cells, genotype or blood group, organism through which new species are created
LIFE STYLE: Life style can be seen as the way a person lives. The life style of an individual living in an environment determines the state of health of such individual. Life style is the combination of all other determinants.
SIMILARITY BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION.
Both of them provide information about drugs, drugs abuse and the effects on individual.
Both teaches biological changes of female and the correct application of physical activities.
They provide information on first aid and injuries in time of emergency.
They provide information on where exercise is needed.
CHARACTERISTICS OF HEALTHY PERSON.
A] HE must be freed from taking drugs.
B] He must be mentally sound.
C] He must be able to eat balance diet regularly.
D] He must be freed from diseases.
E] He must be able to enjoy exercise.
F] He must be able to relax, sleep and rest easily.
G] He must be able to work easily without fatigue.
H] He must be emotionally sound.