Valeology (the name of the term comes from the Latin valeo – “to be healthy” and the Greek logos – “teaching”) is a section in pedagogy, as well as one of the sections of preventive medicine that develops people’s desire for a healthy lifestyle. With regard to preschool education, valeology teaches children basic hygienic norms, promotes health and developing healthy lifestyle skills such as  active work, rest, physical education and self-development, adequate nutrition, personal hygiene, regular doctor’s visits.

It’s important to know the differences between medical valeology and pedagogical valeology. Only pedagogical valeology studies subjects related to children.