Essentials for Health and Wellness / Edition 2

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Overview

Textbook for undergraduates covering the core information necessary for making responsible, positive decisions about personal health. Based on the more extensive textbook by the same author: Health and Wellness c1996; 5th ed.. Includes a built-in study guide.

This book in its second edition, emerges as a brief version of the more comprehensive and highly successful Health and Wellness, Sixth Edition. Featuring a beautiful and more pedagogical design, this new text provides students with the skills necessary for critical decisions regarding all health related issues. This is achieved through the thoughtful exploration of holistic perspectives of personal health:physical health, emotional health, mental health, social and environmental, and spiritual health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763709099
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/1999
  • Series: Personal Health and Fitness Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Achieving Personal Health 3
2 Managing Stress: Mind over Body 17
3 Maintaining Emotional Wellness 35
4 Choosing a Nutritious Diet 51
5 Managing Your Weight 75
6 Achieving Physical Fitness 91
7 Healthy Sexual Relationships: Developing Intimacy and Recognizing the Potential for Violence 105
8 Understanding Pregnancy and Parenthood 135
9 Choosing a Fertility Control Method 151
10 Protecting against Infectious Diseases: Knowledge Encourages Prevention 175
11 Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention 201
12 Cancer: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention 217
13 Using Drugs Responsibly 233
14 Tobacco and Alcohol Use and Abuse 251
15 Making Decisions about Health Care 275
16 Understanding Aging and Dying 291
17 Working Toward a Healthy Environment 307
Study Guide and Self Assessments 321
Index I-1
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