• Sociological Aspects of Physical Education
    • Sociological Aspects of Physical Education
  • Training Methods
    • Training Methods
  • Career Aspects in Physical Education
    • Career Aspects in Physical Education
  • Competitions and Tournaments
    • Competitions and Tournaments
  • Health Education and Health Problems
  • Meaning and Definition of ‘Health’ and ‘Health Education’
  • Principles and Importance of Health Education. Health Problems and Role of Health Education in Solving Them
    • Principles and Objectives of Health Education
    • Importance of Health Education
    • Health Problems
    • Role of Health Education
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
    • Disability
    • Causes of Disability
    • General Principles for Prevention of Disability
    • Rehabilitation
    • Services Available for Rehabilitation
    • Role of the Community in Rehabilitation Programmes
    • Role of the Government Organizations in Rehabilitation Programmes
  • Posture
    • Posture and Its Categories
    • Correct Posture
    • Introduction to Common Postural Deformities
    • Common Postural Deformities: Kyphosis
    • Common Postural Deformities: Scoliosis
    • Common Postural Deformities: Lordosis
    • Common Postural Deformities: Flat Foot
    • Common Postural Deformities: Knock Knees
    • Common Postural Deformities: Bow Legs
    • Common Postural Deformities: Round Shoulders
    • Common Postural Deformities: Hunch Back
  • Substance Abuse
    • Effects of Use of Alcohol and Smoking on the Individual and Society
    • Drug Abuse
    • Awareness of Drugs
  • Sports Injuries and First Aid
  • Sports Related Injuries
    • Sports Injuries
    • Classification of Sports Injuries
    • Causes and Prevention of Sports Related Injuries
  • Role of a Sportsperson in Prevention of Sports Related Accidents
    • Types of Injuries
    • Role of Individual in Prevention of Sports Related Accidents
  • First Aid
    • First Aid
    • First Aid for Various Sports Related Injuries
  • Sports
  • Cricket
    • Knowledge of the Cricket Game
    • Rules of the Cricket Game
    • Fundamental Skills and Techniques of Cricket
    • Terminology in Cricket
  • Football
    • Knowledge of the Football Game
    • Laws of the Football Game
    • Fundamental Skills and Techniques of Football
    • Terminology in Football
  • Hockey
    • Knowledge of the Hockey Game
    • Rules of the Hockey Game
    • Equipment Specifications in Hockey Game
    • Fundamental Skills and Techniques of Hockey Game
    • Terminology in Hockey
  • Basketball
    • Knowledge of the Basketball Game
    • Rules and Regulations of Basketball Game
    • Fundamental Skills and Techniques of Basketball Game
    • Terminology in Basketball Game
  • Volleyball
    • Knowledge of the Volleyball Game
    • Rules of the Volleyball Game
    • Fundamental Skills and Techniques of Volleyball
    • Terminology in Volleyball
  • Badminton
    • Knowledge of the Badminton Game
    • Rules of the Badminton Game
    • Fundamental Skills of Badminton Game
    • Terminology in Badminton
  • Tennis
    • Knowledge of Tennis Game
    • Rules and Regulations of Tennis Game
    • Basic Skills and Techniques of Tennis Game
  • Swimming
    • Knowledge of Competitive Swimming
    • Rules and Regulations of Swimming
    • Basic Skills and Techniques of Swimming
  • Athletics
    • Knowledge of Athletics
    • Rules and Regulations of Athletic Game
    • Basic Skills and Techniques of Athletic Game
  • Meaning of ‘Health’
  • Definition of ‘Health’
  • Mental health and Physical health



  • If health means a state of physical, mental and social well-being, it cannot be something that each one of us can achieve entirely on our own.
  • The health of all organisms will depend on their surroundings or their environment. The environment includes the physical environment. So, for example, health is at risk in a cyclone in many ways. Human beings live in societies.
  • Our social environment, therefore, is an important factor in our individual health. We live in villages, towns or cities. In such places, even our physical environment is decided by our social environment.
  • In order to stay healthy we need to keep ourselves as well as our environment clean from all the waste.


Cells are the fundamental units of all living organisms. They are made up of a variety of chemical substances. Cells move from place to place. Even if the cell is not moving, a lot of repairing still goes on within it. Besides this, there are various specialized activities in our body, like the heart pumps blood, the kidney filters the urine, the brain is constantly thinking, the lungs help in breathing.

This way, there is a lot of interconnectedness between the various organs in our body. These organs need to work in coordination with one another. For all these activities, our body needs energy and raw material. Food is necessary for cell and tissue functioning. Therefore, if you are not well, all your bodily activities start getting hampered.

  • Time and again we keep hearing about how important it is to be healthy and what could possibly be the consequences of not taking care of oneself, let us understand why it is important to stay healthy.

  • It is important to stay healthy as it helps one carry out all the fundamental activities on a daily basis

  • Eating right and healthy food helps keep one fit and aids in combating diseases.

  • Physical environment greatly contributes to a person’s well-being. Therefore, it becomes very crucial to stay in a healthy and clean environment.

  • Public cleanliness is important for every individual. Proper treatment of garbage and sewage in our surroundings play a vital role in preventing diseases.

  • Being happy has a huge impact on one’s development both professionally and personally.

  • Harmony and social equality are essential to be healthy.




1. It is a state of physical, mental and social well being.

1. It is a state of absence of any discomfort or derangement of the functioning of the body.

2.It refers not only to the individual but also its social and community environment.

2. It refers to the individual.

3.A ‘healthy’ individual is one who is able to perform normal under given situation.

3. A ‘disease-free’ individual may have good health or poor health

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