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Time for Health Education

Kaarina Määttä and Satu Uusiautti

Health and healthy life styles are something that we all would like to induce in our youths and children. This book provides a new perspective for health education. It represents Finnish ideas and solutions of health education and provides analyses of health promotion. In today’s world, health education is expected to offer holistic information and increase understanding about the communal and environmental health issues along with individual choices and concern over fellow humans. This book presents a multidimensional analysis starting from the history of health education to the most current innovative health concepts. The book also includes hands-on examples of health promotion at various education levels.
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How to Promote the Healthy Development of Human Resources in Children and Youth?


Satu Uusiautti and Kaarina Määttä

Jungle of Concepts: The Connection between Human Resources and Positive Development and Health

Every human being’s life is filled with promises and chances, and strengths and positive resources do not belong to just certain people. Happiness and satisfaction must be understood as the outcome of an interaction process between individual characteristics and aspirations on the one side, and social relations and macro-social structures on the other side1. It seems that endeavors to increase happiness and well-being have become increasingly more popular in educational settings2. Positive psychology offers a suitable theoretical basis for conceptualizing and planning such interventions3,4. One basic idea is that well-being is not only valuable because it feels good but also because it has beneficial effects not only for the individualsee 5 but also for society6.

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