Health education is something we do not seem to take to seriously in the UK. That is probably why we are the largest nation in Europe with the highest levels of teen pregnancy and STI’s. The fact is that people are not born knowing how everything in their body works and how to look after it. It is something that we should be taught at schools and by our parents. This is something that does not seem to be done today.
There are many aspects to health education from learning about how to eat a healthy balanced diet, Sexual health and even the muscles, bones and other aspects that make up our bodies. They do say that the body is the only thing we will have our whole lives so we need to learn to treat it properly and like many things it begins with education.
The reason STI’s and teen pregnancy are so high is because of lack of education. It is also the reason why so many people are now obese. They do not realise that the foods they put in their mouths will have such an effect. They also do not realise that a lack of exercise for example can lead to you feeling more tired than those who have been for a walk. There is so much to learn. It is about time that we started taking health education seriously as if we mistreat our health we are in for a shorter more miserable life.