An Invitation to Health: Choosing to Change / Edition 14

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Overview

Do you want to better understand how your personal health affects your daily life? Do you want to make healthier choices and change certain behaviors? Learn It and Live It with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: CHOOSING TO CHANGE, Brief Edition. This student-oriented text helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages behavior change, and gives you practical ways to achieve it. Through its clear and engaging writing style, this text addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. Delivering the latest health guidelines, research, and trends, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: CHOOSING TO CHANGE equips you with practical ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life, helping you make informed decisions about your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538736558
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (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

1. Your Invitation to Healthy Change. 2. Psychological and Spiritual Well-being. 3. Personal Stress Management. 4. The Joy of Fitness. 5. Personal Nutrition. 6. Managing Your Weight. 7. Social and Sexual Health. 8. Reproductive Choices. 9. Preventing Major Diseases. 10. Lowering Your Risk of STIs and Other Infections. 11. Avoiding Addictions. 12. Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 13. Protecting Yourself, Your Rights, and Your Health. 14. Creating a Healthier Environment. 15. A Lifetime of Health.

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