Public Health Management

Physical Education: A Step Towards Holistic Public Health

Physical Education

Physical education: An important component of Occupational Health and Safety Management

Physical education  being considered in school curriculum is  ideal to promote regular physical activity because children are delighted to be part of school programs and in return are not only benefited for the present but may also foster interest in various activities thus forming a chain reaction towards better health for future.

Thus, it’s very important that physical educators develop school physical education programs which are the need of the hour as well as interesting and motivating for children to develop active lifestyle through age as well as interest appropriate recreation. It’s also imperative that apart from the mainstream education and skills children also develop a basic knowledge about exercise and health. This knowledge needs to be regularly updated as most school environments favor cognitive development in turn a sedentary outcome. Improvements have not only been documented in fitness and sports but also academically. It is a point to be addressed that research has shown that increasing physical education time did not have a negative effect on academic results, despite students spending less time in classes focused solely on academic subjects. Physical education should also be promoted by corporates as a component of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Physical Health and Social Sciences

Many consider physical education to be more than physical activity, it is an academic discipline, and should include motor learning, sport skills, social development, and other behavioral building aspects. It is vital to develop and instill positive attitude towards physical activities to enhance children’s health. Though, we roam in the world of bias where certain activities are primarily pushed on basis of gender thereby affecting the relevance of extracurricular programmes.

It is sad to note that the changing times have brought with it increased obesity and related health problems. Obesity risk as well as rise in various chronic diseases world over has one of a kind solution or rather one of the factors to stay healthy has always been focused on maximizing physical activity no matter what the disease. Thus, physical education ensures optimal health and focuses on an early lifestyle of healthy living and well being which persist through childhood and adolescence. The education system along with the policy makers can bring about the change associated with both physiological and psychological variables. Though it’s associated with multiple complexities of designing, implementing, policy making these far outweigh the benefits associated with youth who are physically active.

Apart from the physical health benefits physical education promotes social interactions which in today’s world of technology is virtually negligent. Hence, a large numbers of careers promoting social upliftment are targeted in terms of child health programmes, public health duties.These career paths are not only beneficial in terms of growth but also mentally gratifying.

Career prospective

James Lind Institute provides various courses and training sessions promoting social causes such as diploma in public health management, which can help you propel your career as a public health official to promote policies, ethics and laws for better healthcare at an individual, community and global level. Not just as a public health official but also working in tandem as a child and maternal health care specialist promoting a complete well being from utero to adolescence as well as maternal needs is another way forward in this industry of social causes by doing a diploma in global maternal and child health.

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