Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle (with CengageNOW, InfoTrac 1-Semester Printed Access Card) / Edition 4

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Overview


WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALHY LIFESTYLE, Fourth Edition is geared toward courses that emphasize the dimensions of wellness, including the impact of psychological, emotional, and physical health, as well as environmental influences that affect behavior. The authors provide unparalleled coverage of the mind-body connection, the relationship between fitness and wellness, and the importance of taking personal responsibility for one's health. Additionally, the text provides 39 assessments that help students put chapter concepts to immediate, practical use. Plus, new with this fourth edition, students have access to HealthNow, an online learning tool that includes pre- and post- test review questions and a series of interactive, self-paced activities. From theory to application, after students read this text, they will be equipped to understand the overall importance of wellness and make lifelong healthy life choices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495111122
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/4/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 244,072
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University, and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. The 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship in the College of Education at Boise State University, Dr. Hoeger continues to research and lecture on exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. In addition to PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, Dr. Hoeger has published several Cengage Learning texts, including Fitness and Wellness, Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness, Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness, Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness (with Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson). Dr. Hoeger is a former luge runner and Winter Olympian, and renowned fitness and wellness innovator. He developed many popular fitness assessment tools in use today, such as the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests.

Dr. Lori Waite Turner is an Associate Professor of Health Science in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Turner holds four degrees including a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama, a Master's Degree from Florida State University, another Master's Degree from Florida International University, and a B.S. degree from Florida State University. She is also a Registered Dietitian and prior to coming to the University of Arkansas in 1997, she worked for several years as a dietitian in hospital settings. Dr. Turner is involved with several organizations, including the American Academy of Health Behavior, where she is on the Board of Directors and Chair of Membership and Development Committee; American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance; and the American Dietetic Association. Her honors and awards include Outstanding Research Award for College of Education and Health Professions (2002) and Outstanding Teaching Award for Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance (1998-1999). Dr. Turner has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and presented in excess of 60 presentations at international, national, regional and state conferences in her academic areas of interest. Dr. Turner is the co-author of the Thomson Wadsworth text, WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, Fourth Edition. She is also involved in developing, implementing and evaluating osteoporosis prevention programs for college-age and middle-age women. Her work regarding the bone health benefits of yard work has generated tremendous interest nationally and internationally.

Brent Hafen is a former professor of Health in the College of Health and Human Performance at Brigham Young University.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Wellness. 2. The Mind-Body Connection. 3. Stress and Health. 4. Social Support and Health. 5. Perceptions, the Spirit, and Health. 6. Fitness Assessments for Wellness. 7. Exercise Prescription for Wellness. 8. Nutrition and Wellness. 9. Body Composition Assessment. 10. Weight Management, Eating Disorders, and Wellness. 11. Cardiovascular Wellness. 12. Cancer Prevention and Wellness. 13. Addictive Behavior and Wellness. 14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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