What is valeology?
The term "valeology" was introduced in the early 1980s by Brekhman II. But at the present time not everyone knows what valeology is. Let's try to understand this question.
Valeology is the science of a healthy lifestyle,studying the level, reserves and potential of mental and physical health of a person, as well as ways and methods of its strengthening and preservation. A healthy lifestyle involves the rejection of bad habits, proper nutrition, exercise, rationally organized rest and work.
Valeology is closely related to other sciences. She is on the border with physiology, psychology, pedagogy, hygiene, anatomy, sociology.
What studies valeology
The subject of valeology research is individual human health, its mechanisms and management.
The object of valeology are individuals whoare in the range of health. In other words, we can say that the object of valeology is considered to be a practically healthy person and a person who is in a painful condition.
Valeology analyzes individual health as a separate medical and social group, the essence of which can be characterized by qualitative and quantitative indicators.
The goal of Valeology is to realize the inherited mechanisms and reserves of human life, to support its adaptation to the conditions of the external and internal environment at a high level.
The main tasks of valeology
- Quantification and study of the state of human health and its reserves.
- Creating facilities aimed at a healthy lifestyle.
- Strengthening and preserving human health through familiarization with a healthy lifestyle.
Valeology also solves the tasks of teaching and the tasks of health, education and education.
Valeology develops methods and ways to promote health, provides disease prevention.
The main methods of studying valeology are diagnosing the level of health, forecasting, management of individual health.
There are following directions of valeology:
- medical valeology;
- general valeology;
- pedagogical valeology;
- professional valeology;
- social valeology;
- family valeology;
- age valeology;
- ecological valeology.