Providing Physical Fitness and Wellness for the School Children through School Health Programme

Ajayi-Vincent, O.B


Today, inactivity and unhealthy lifestyle habits have eaten deep into the fabric of modern man’s life posing serious threat to good health.  To address this trend requires urgency in looking for means by which the awareness of man could be re-awaken towards ways by which an individual can be equipped with knowledge to improve his health by taking actions that guarantee better and healthier life. This paper therefore discussed physical fitness, wellness and their components in relation to how they could be provided for, through a well planned and implemented school health education programme for the school children to combat inactivity and negative lifestyle habits. It was concluded that a well planned, organized and funded school health programme can provide for physical fitness and wellness programme in the school system.

Keywords: Physical Fitness, Wellness, School Health Programme, Lifestyle. l

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