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Overview

You can learn it and live it with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BRIEF, Fifth Edition, the vivid and fascinating text that introduces you to research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Full of visual spark and written to encourage behavior change, this text's clear and engaging writing style, addresses the issues related to health and wellness that affect college students now as well as the issues that you'll face in their future. You'll explore a broad range of topics, research, and examples that resonate with college life, and you'll learn the importance of changing poor behaviors-and how to go about changing those behaviors for good. With AN INVITATION TO HEALTH and its practical information that you can use now, you'll quickly learn to assess and change your own behaviors and apply your new knowledge to your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495111641
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/29/2007
  • Edition description: 5TH PKG
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (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

1. An Invitation to Healthy Change. 2. Psychological Health. 3. Personal Stress Management. 4. The Joy of Fitness. 5. Personal Nutrition. 6. Taking Control of Your Weight. 7. Communication and Sexuality. 8. Reproductive Choices. 9. Preventing Infectious Diseases. 10. Lowering Your Risk of Major Diseases. 11. Drug Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 12. Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 13. Protecting Yourself, Your Rights, and Your Health. 14. Working Toward a Healthy Environment. Customizable option: Chapter 15: A Lifetime of Health

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