An Invitation to Health (with Profile Plus 2005, Health, Fitness and Wellness Explorer, and InfoTrac) / Edition 11

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AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, ELEVENTH EDITION is a best-selling personal health text that introduces students to the latest research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Reviewed by more than 40 instructors and consistently praised for its instructional and engaging writing style, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH focuses on behavior change, the prevention of illness and the achievement of optimal health and wellness. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH addresses topics that affect college students of all ages. This text supplies students with the lessons they'll need to make responsible health decisions in their daily lives now and in the future. Now package automatically with the PROFILE PLUS 2005 CD-ROM, INFOTRAC COLLEGE EDITION, and the HEALTH/WELLNESS INTERNET EXPLORER, students are now more equipped than ever to explorer, experience, and better understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

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Emphasizing practical strategies for making healthy lifestyle changes, this introductory text, now enoying its tenth incarnation, presents research on the prevention of illness and offers a holistic view of mental and physical health. Chapters focus on stress, fitness, nutrition, sex, the health care system, infections diseases, heart problems, cancer, drugs, safety, death, and environmental health. Appendixes cover Internet resources, a directory of organizations, emergency information, consumer information, and calorie and fat data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Defining health holistically, this introductory health education textbook extols the joys of positive lifestyles. New features include a lifespan perspective, "the X & Y files" (boxes on gender- difference research), data profile of the class of 2002, a consumer health watch, and self-surveys. Includes critical thinking questions, color illustrations, online and other resources, a guide to medical emergencies and tests, a calorie and fat counter, and a glossary of basic health terms. Offers an ancillary package of instructor and student materials. No information is furnished for the author's background or dates of previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534635589
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/7/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. Her trade books include the award-winning compendium of mental health information CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH; THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering); JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE; THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK; INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson); HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY; THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM; NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES; and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. The president of Italy named Hales a "cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her best-selling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library. Her latest general audience book is biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.

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Table of Contents

Part I: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH. 1. An Invitation to Health for the 21st Century. 2. Psychological Health. 3. Personal Stress Management. Part II: HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. 4. The Joy of Fitness. 5. Personal Nutrition. 6. Eating Patterns and Problems. Part III: RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY. 7. Communication and Relationships. 8. Personal Sexuality. 9. Reproductive Choices. Part IV: AVOIDING HEALTH RISKS. 10. Drug Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 11. Alcohol Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 12. Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abuse. Part V: PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH. 13. Protecting Infectious Diseases. 14. Keeping Your Heart Healthy. 15. Lowering Your Risk of Cancer and Other Major Diseases. 16. Health-Care Consumerism and Complimentary/Alternative Medicine. Part VI: HEALTH IN CONTEXT. 17. A Lifetime of Health. 18. Staying Safe: Preventing Injury, Violence, and Victimization. 19. Working Toward a Healthy Environment. Hales Health Almanac. Health Information on the Internet. Your Health Directory. Emergency! A Consumer's Guide to Medical Tests. Counting Your Calories and Fat.

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