To be a health educator is to prevent disease and promote good health. As a health educator, one plays a critical role in encouraging a healthy lifestyle by providing information regarding various health issues.
We have all heard the expression “prevention is the best medicine”. Hence, prevention is the main goal of all health educators by suppressing illness and disease through education on nutrition, exercise or personal behaviors.
In today’s economy, the cost of our health insurance premiums is playing havoc with our paychecks. Therefore it is imperative that one maintains good health through a proper diet and exercise plan in order to defray health care costs. As Americans we have no control over our health insurance premiums, hence maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to reduce our need for health care is the only answer. Because of the high cost of healthcare today, it is even more important for health educators to be involved within their communities teaching its citizens to lead healthier lifestyles.
By teaching the importance of living a healthier lifestyle, one can hopefully defray medical costs by not needing the services of a health care professional. It is important for us, especially in this day and age to encourage younger generations to lead a healthier lifestyle. News reports are now stating that children are growing unhealthier by the minute and will not outlive their parents. It is important for us in the education system to remember this and to get involved in helping these children as to work hard for future generations.