An Invitation to Health 2009-2010 Edition / Edition 13

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Overview

Current, comprehensive, and personal, Dianne Hales's AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 Edition, integrates a comprehensive presentation of health concepts with a wealth of practical ways to apply them to your life—body, mind, and spirit. With the text and its accompanying resources, you have an outstanding set of tools to help you understand the positive benefits of good health behaviors and master the steps that empower you to accomplish that change in your own life. Each chapter includes content and applications such as "Learn It/Live It," "Goal Setting," "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," and "Your Life Change Coach" sections, all of which help you on your way to setting and attaining your goals for a healthier lifestyle. Because personal choice is an important component of changing for lifelong healthy living, the text also includes "Reality Check" and "Point/CounterPoint," two new features designed to sharpen your critical thinking and analytical skills—the keys to making informed choices for positive change. Along the way, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 Edition, provides relevant examples, colorful photos, figures, and new research and statistics, as well as "Student Snapshots," art, tables, and references that reflect the most current thinking on every topic. Through CengageNOW?, the text also includes a wealth of powerful learning tools to help you maximize your study efforts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495388555
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/30/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 835,328
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (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 HEALTH BRIEF, and AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS. 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. A contributing editor for PARADE, Hales has written more than 2,000 articles for national publications. She has received numerous writing awards, including 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.

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Table of Contents

Section I: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH. 1. Your Invitation to Healthy Change. 2.Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being. 3. Personal Stress Management. 4. Your Mental Health. Section II: HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. 5. The Joy of Fitness. 6. Personal Nutrition. 7. Taking Control of Your Weight. Section III: RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY. 8. Communicating and Relating. 9. Personal Sexuality. 10. Reproductive Choices. Section IV: AVOIDING HEALTH RISKS. 11. Avoiding Addictive Behaviors and Drug Abuse. 12. Alcohol Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 13. Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abuse. Section V: PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH. 14. Preventing Major Diseases. 15. Avoiding Infectious Diseases. 16.Lowering Your Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections. 17.Getting Quality Traditional and Nontraditional Health Care . Section VI: HEALTH IN CONTEXT. 18. Protecting Yourself from injury, Violence, and Victimization. 19. Working Toward a Healthy Environment. 20. A Lifetime of Health. Hales Health Almanac. Health Information on the Internet. Your Health Directory. Emergency! A Consumers Guide to Medical Tests.

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