Health and well-being matters

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Colleges are in a unique position to influence the health and well-being of sustainable communities. Obesity and other long-term conditions threaten public health, so collaborative strategies that focus on well-being themes can provide social learning communities that encourage physical activity, health literacy and improved nutritional choices. Participation in itself can improve well-being, but students who feel they are flourishing are more likely to perform well and learn how to take control of long term health risk. Well-being is located within places where people live work and play so weaving well-being through the framework of everyday college life can be a positive step that bridges the gaps between sustainability, employability, health promotion and social inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum
EditorsRoger Cutting, Denise Summers
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2016

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