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Overview

The 10th edition of Health & Wellness provides a holistic view of what it really means to be healthy today. The text draws a parallel between the behaviors, social and physical environment as well as the positive mind and body attitude necessary to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Several features have been developed to help students learn and understand the concepts of health and wellness in the text such as Learning Objectives, Self-assessments, key terms, epigrams and health tips.
Chapters conclude with Critical Thinking about Health and encourage students to answer questions and explore their own opinions on health topics. End of chapter material includes Health in review – brief review of the chapter, Health and Wellness online a glimpse at the resources available on the web, References, Suggested readings, and recommended websites.

New to the Tenth Edition:
? Study data about the effect of prayer on healing and managing stress with music
? Expanded coverage of Vitamin D deficiency and food additives
? Coverage of the sedentary lifestyle of most Americans and what constitutes physical activity\
? Discussions on bacteria and health as well as coverage of new vaccines for HPV, herpes zoster and hepatitis E
? New information on the swine flu pandemic of 2009

Resources:
Workbook for self-assessments and activities to explore health
Frequently updated Health statistics website

"...includes On-line exercises, reviews, expanded chapter material, and more...completely redesigned featuring new anatomical art and easy-to-read text...41% of all references are new to this edition."

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This textbook focuses on the student's responsibility to make lifestyle choices that support physical, mental, and spiritual health. Coverage includes, for example, diet and exercise, developing healthy sexual relationships, drinking responsibly, preventing injury, how genes affect health, and the relationship between health and the environment. Special boxed sections discuss health and wellness topics as they relate to different cultures. Relaxation exercises and stress-management techniques are described in the appendices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booknews
New edition of a text that provides information needed to understand and implement the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The authors believe that the key to health is self- responsibility for one's behaviors, both positive and negative, and that health involves our entire being and is not just a matter of repairing broken parts. Twenty-four chapters discuss achieving wellness, eating and exercising, relationships, understanding and preventing disease, drug use and abuse, healthy choices, and overcoming obstacles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763765934
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/16/2009
  • Edition description: 10E
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 810
  • Sales rank: 856,053
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Achieving Personal Health 3
2 Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness 21
3 Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony 41
4 Maintaining Emotional Wellness 57
5 Choosing a Nutritious Diet 79
6 Managing a Healthy Weight 111
7 Physical Activity for Health and Well-Being 131
8 Developing Healthy Intimate and Sexual Relationships 149
9 Understanding Pregnancy and Parenthood 173
10 Choosing a Fertility Control Method 193
11 Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 215
12 Reducing Infections and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention 233
13 Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention 265
14 Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention 287
15 How Genes Affect Health 309
16 Using Drugs Responsibility 327
17 Eliminating Tobacco Use 351
18 Using Alcohol Responsibly 367
19 Making Decisions About Health Care 385
20 Exploring Alternative Medicines 399
21 Preventing Unintentional Injuries and Accidents: What You Can Do 413
22 Understanding Aging and Dying 433
23 Violence in Our Society 451
24 Working Toward a Healthy Environment 467
App. A Stress Management Techniques 488
App. B Calendar of Events and Health Organizations 499
Glossary 503
Study Guide and Self-Assessment Workbook 517
Index 583
Photo Credits 599
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