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Overview

Current, comprehensive, and personal, Dianne Hales's AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE 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 complete textbook program, 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 "Health in Action," "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," and "Making Change Happen" 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 "How Do You Compare" a new feature designed to let you compare your behavior patterns to those of other college students. Along the way, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE provides relevant examples, colorful photos, figures, and new research and statistics, as well as art, tables, and references that reflect the most current thinking on every topic. Through CengageNOW, CourseMate, and WebTutor, the text also includes a wealth of powerful learning tools to help you maximize your study efforts.

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Emphasizing practical strategies for making healthy lifestyle changes, this introductory text, now enoying its tenth incarnation, presents research on the prevention of illness and offers a holistic view of mental and physical health. Chapters focus on stress, fitness, nutrition, sex, the health care system, infections diseases, heart problems, cancer, drugs, safety, death, and environmental health. Appendixes cover Internet resources, a directory of organizations, emergency information, consumer information, and calorie and fat data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Defining health holistically, this introductory health education textbook extols the joys of positive lifestyles. New features include a lifespan perspective, "the X & Y files" (boxes on gender- difference research), data profile of the class of 2002, a consumer health watch, and self-surveys. Includes critical thinking questions, color illustrations, online and other resources, a guide to medical emergencies and tests, a calorie and fat counter, and a glossary of basic health terms. Offers an ancillary package of instructor and student materials. No information is furnished for the author's background or dates of previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111827007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 288,967
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (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 WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. 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. The president of Italy named Hales a "cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her best-selling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include 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. Her latest general audience book is biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Building Your Future. 1. Your Invitation to a Healthy Future. 2. Body, Mind, and Spirit. 3. Caring for Your Mind. 4. Personal Stress Management. 5. Social Health. Section II: Healthy Lifestyles. 6. Personal Nutrition. 7. Managing Your Weight. 8. The Joy of Fitness. Section III: Responsible Sexuality. 9. Personal Sexuality. 10. Reproductive Choices. 11. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Section IV: Making Healthy Choices. 12. Addictions. 13. Alcohol. 14. Tobacco. Section V: Taking Charge of Your Health. 15. Major Diseases. 16. Infectious Illnesses. 17. Traditional and Non-Traditional Health Care. Section VI: Health in Context. 18. Personal Safety. 19. A Healthier Environment. 20. A Lifetime of Health.

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