Buddha says “To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” If one needs to be healthy all through life they should possess some good habits which have to be acquired from childhood. And most of these kind of habits we begin from our family and school.
The basic understanding in a toddler about being healthy comes from his/her mother and the family circumstances. But the better perceptive of it comes when they start going to school and while interacting with friends and teachers. So educational institution play a major role in molding the child’s physical, mental and social attributes.
Good health is often associated with good eating habits and cleanliness. If we look at the young generation, most of the kids are obese and are often diagnosed with diabetics, cholesterol, heart diseases and so on due to their unrestrained eating practice and lack of appropriate exercise. In India we can see the intense influence of western culture is making our young ones go for instant junk foods which is leading them to enormous health hazards. Before it all go ahead to massive disaster, there should be some serious measures taken to avoid the situation.
As part of it, the first initiation needs to come from educational institutions through various methods. Fortunately in our country there are many best international schools coming up with better quality education along with personal developments of a child. In our country especially in places like Bangalore, where there is huge influence of western culture, the requirement of such schools are increasing gradually. And now there are many International Schools in Bangalore like Oakridge International offer personal and physical augmentation of children.
They have made physical education as part of their curriculum and provide various activities which include body exercise. Not only exercise, but they organize many workshops and events to make kids understand the importance of health and how we can protect ourselves from diseases and how to be active through better health and so on. Other than International Schools there are en number of schools in Bangalore who propagate the message of good health and habits in children. A better health leads to a better tomorrow. A healthy young generation can promise flourishing future.