Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness, Eighth Edition is written in a personal and engaging style with specific tips and aids to help students improve their health habits. Like the previous editions, the eighth edition offers a presentation of life skills that enhance the quality and longevity of life and presents the most current and accurate information available in a personal health text. Health and Wellness covers the many holistic perspectives of personal health, including the physical, emotional, mental, social, ...
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2007 Trade Paperback 9th ed. New. No DJ Issued New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 565 p. Audience: General/trade. 9th edition, 2007. Written in ... a personal and engaging style with specific tips to help students improve their health habits, Health & Wellness, Ninth Edition, includes important new information on diet, physical activity and current health issues. This new edition continues its focus on individual, family, and community involvement in maintaining and enhancing the quality and longevity of life. To achieve this focus, Health & Wellness uses the central themes of self-responsibility and critical thinking to explain how each person can establish and maintain his or her optimal state of physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual wellness. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Health and Wellness, Eighth Edition is written in a personal and engaging style with specific tips and aids to help students improve their health habits. Like the previous editions, the eighth edition offers a presentation of life skills that enhance the quality and longevity of life and presents the most current and accurate information available in a personal health text. Health and Wellness covers the many holistic perspectives of personal health, including the physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual perspectives, with a central theme of self-responsibility for one's behavior.

"...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)
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780763741457
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 565

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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