Children and young people spend a good part of their time in school, which is, therefore, a key place for shaping general well-being, including its social, physical and emotional aspects. Students’ health and well-being contributes to their ability to benefit from good quality teaching and to achieve their full academic potential.
A student’s well-being comprises three areas: physical, psychological and social well-being. These areas of well-being are linked with each other and form an image of the student’s overall well-being. Factors of physical well-being include sufficient rest, a balanced diet, and regular exercise. Psychological well-being involves factors such as balanced mental health and a person’s ability to trust and respect him, or herself. Social well-being includes, among other things, a student’s social network, the individual’s social skills, and the well-being of the student community.
Changes in overall well-being might manifest themselves in problems with memory and concentration, for instance. If resources fade, it might be difficult to establish and maintain human relations. A weakening sense of well-being is also indicated by feelings of melancholy and anxiety, for instance. It is natural for the ability to cope to fluctuate throughout a person’s studies. There are times during studies when the amount of work that a student does is great and pressure accumulates.
It is important for students to nurture their own total well-being while studying. For instance, social relations and exercise keep the mind alert and give strength. Sufficient rest and varied nutrition affect how memory works, which directly reflects on studies. Comprehensive well-being is seen in how you cope in your studies and in your life in general.
In general, student well being can be equated to a better kick start of the academic session and cognitive development all year round. A healthy future can be shaped from
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