10 Life Skills Identified by WHO

Life skills are given special emphasis under the CBSE CCE curriculum.  The 10 life skills which have been specially identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) are reinforced in CBSE schools. What are life skills as per WHO? According to the WHO, life skills are “abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with demands and challenges of daily life.” What are the 10 life skills identified by WHO? The 10 life skills identified by WHO are: Self-Awareness:  Self-awareness is being well aware of one’s own character, value systems, beliefs and perspectives.  It also includes having a good knowledge of one’s strengths and acknowledging one’s weaknesses and also striving to improve oneself.  It also includes being aware of what one and likes and dislikes.  Self-awareness also includes knowing when one is feeling stressed, pressurized or moody … Continue reading

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Overview of CBSE Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Report Card

The report cards of the past consisted only of percentages obtained in each subject and reflected the examination and rote-based approach towards education.  There has been a slow and steady change in education from the traditional MacCaulay-type education to a more wholesome approach.  This is clearly reflected in the CBSE Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) report card.  Sound practices and proper implementation ensure that the CCE approach truly benefits the learning community consisting of students, educators and also parents. Overview of CBSE Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Report Card Attendance and Health Status:  The CBSE CCE report card keeps a track of the child’s attendance details as well as his/her health status.  Health status tracks the child’s weight, height, vision, oral hygiene as well as his/her blood group and also notes down any medical ailment.  Health status helps in enhancing the … Continue reading

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Importance of Exercise for Good Health and Well Being

The importance of exercise for good health and well being cannot be underestimated.  Exercise helps young students and grown-ups alike to stay as healthy as possible.  It also reduces the risk of many diseases. Regular exercise ensures that the body uses nutrients in an efficient manner instead of allowing them to pile up.  Exercise prevents obesity and obesity-related illnesses.  Students including senior and senior secondary students need to ensure that they set aside at least 30 minutes per day for brisk exercise.  Sufficient exercise will ensure that the mind stays refreshed and energized and the body stays completely fit. Exercise also ensures that the heart remains healthy; blood pressure is optimal; and also increases the level of good cholesterol in the body. Regular exercise significantly decreases the risk of people suffering from various diseases from heart disease to type 2 … Continue reading

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Importance of Minerals for Good Health and Well Being

Minerals, known as major minerals and trace minerals, are inorganic substances that are integral for good health and well being of humans and are also found in our planet Earth. Importance of Minerals for Good Health and Well Being Minerals required by our body for good health and well being are known as major minerals and trace minerals.  The minerals in our body are maintained by eating a balanced, healthy and varied diet.  What are the minerals that are required by our body and why are they so important? Major or macro minerals:  Major or macro minerals are minerals that our body needs in much larger amounts than trace minerals.  The macro minerals required by our body are calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride and sulfur. Calcium is important for maintaining healthy bones and gums.  It is important for the … Continue reading

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Importance of Antioxidants for Good Health and Well Being

What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are substances that neutralize harmful free radicals present in the body.  These harmful free radicals are released as a result of oxidation during metabolic processes in the body. Importance of Antioxidants for Good Health and Well Being The use of the term antioxidants has become very common in the modern world.  Why are antioxidants considered to be so important for health and well being? You may have noticed that when an apple is cut, after awhile, it becomes brown.  This is due to oxidation reaction.  In the human body, oxidation is a crucial aspect of the biochemical and metabolic processes that occur in the cells of the body.  During oxidation, electrons are transferred and free radicals containing unpaired valence electrons are released.  The human body can only cope with a very limited number of free radicals … Continue reading

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Importance of Vitamins in Diet for Good Health and Well Being

What are vitamins? Vitamins are organic compounds which are essential nutrients that are required by the body in small amounts. Importance of Vitamins in Diet for Good Health and Well Being We are all aware that eating a balanced diet is important for good health and well being.  Vitamins form an integral part of a rich, varied and balanced diet.  What are the different types of vitamins and why are they so important for good health and well being? Vitamin A:  Vitamin A, as we all know, helps us maintain good eyesight.  Vitamin A is required for helping us see and navigate through dim light and for color vision.  Moreover, vitamin A also contributes towards fighting off infections and is good for our immune system.  Carrots, green leafy vegetables and cod liver oil are a good source of vitamin A. … Continue reading

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