Importance of Health Education

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The importance of our health is the importance of life itself. Without our health, life is no more than a pitiful existence. So, should we study it? I believe that a college health class is important, and I do believe that it should be made mandatory. Why? Because just like any other subject, you will not learn unless you are taught. In the words of Aristotle, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” I believe that although the topics studied in a human health class may not be appreciated and applicable today, but the knowledge gained will help us down the road. While many things continue to change as far as knowledge, the basic concept of health will always be constant. Things may change, but the idea that health is vastly important to life will never die.

While many college students may not realize that their health today impacts their life tomorrow, a basic health class will teach them the impact that health has on their lives.

The knowledge that we acquire today, will be carried with us for the rest of our days. And it is better to learn now, so that we can adapt that knowledge for the future, rather than having to learn from the beginning as health sciences become more difficult to understand. Too many college students ignore the facts of basic health, and instead live for the moment without thought of the consequences their actions may have on them twenty years from now. With a basic health class, it may get them to thinking that the future isn’t so far distant, and that life is far more important than the thrills of the moment. A health class in college would serve well, if nothing else than a wake up call to...