Health education is a social science that draws its principles from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven, voluntary, behavior-change activities. Knowing how to live healthily is the secret for living a good life. This is more important in today’s society, where unhealthy diets such as fast food and unhealthy habits such as playing computer games and drug abuse are prominent. It is also necessary that students know and are able to keep themselves healthy by not giving into these external influences. Health Education develops in the students a positive attitude to take care of their health and not to neglect it and provides opportunities to apply this knowledge and practice good health habits on themselves that will last them a lifetime.
The initiation of physical education courses and activities in the realm of educational pursuits at KFUPM has contributed to shape the destiny of many brilliant students in making their life healthy, peaceful and enjoyable. As the idiom “A sound mind in a sound body” goes, there should be a balance between brawn and brain, and this is a vital factor that leads to tranquility, peace, friendship, comradeship, serenity, and above all to the wellness of an individual.
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