Health education is a profession of educating people about
health. Areas within this profession encompass environmental
health, physical health, social health, emotional health, intellectual
health, and spiritual health. Health education can be defined as
the principle by which individuals and groups of people, learn
to behave in a manner conducive to the promotion, maintenance,
or restoration of health. However, as there are multiple definitions
of health, there are also multiple definitions of health education.
The Joint Committee on Health Education and Promotion
Terminology of 2001 defined Health Education as "any
combination of planned learning experiences based on sound
theories that provide individuals, groups, and communities the
opportunity to acquire information and the skills needed to make
quality health decisions."
The World Health Organization defined Health Education
as "comprising of consciously constructed opportunities for
learning involving some form of communication designed to
improve health literacy, including improving knowledge, and
developing life skills which are conducive to individual and
community health." Sports Nutrition is the study and practice of
nutrition and diet with regards to a person's athletic performance.
Nutrition is an important part of many sports training regimens,
being most popular in strength sports (such as weight lifting and
bodybuilding) and endurance sports (e.g. cycling, running,
swimming, rowing). Sports Nutrition focuses its studies on the
type, as well as the quantity of fluid and food taken by an athlete.
In addition, it deals with the consumption of nutrients such as
vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances that
include carbohydrates, proteins and fats.