Health and Wellness for Life w/Online Study Guide available in Paperback
Health on Demand and Health and Wellness for Life provide professors teaching general-ed health courses the option to customize their student textbooks to match their syllabi. With a custom Health on Demand text, your students pay for only the material you'll actually cover in class, plus you can match the text's content to the unique needs of your setting. The standard text, Health and Wellness for Life, offers a ready-made option for those looking for a textbook that covers all the essential personal health topics for the general student population.
Both options feature content developed by 15 veteran health educators and organized into a cohesive course text by Human Kinetics, a publisher with more than 30 years of experience in providing top-quality information resources to the fields of health and physical education and to the various kinesiology subdisciplines.
The standard text includes 16 chapters of the topics most often covered in a general-education health course. Or you can choose from a total of 23 chapters to ensure your text includes the material that is most important for your students. For those electing to customize a text, new chapters will be offered as they are developed to expand your options even further.
Student-friendly textbook features make reading and learning more enjoyable Both the standard text Health and Wellness for Life and the customizable Health on Demand text include the following student-friendly features:
- A conversational tone used throughout the book makes it accessible and relevant for any student.
- Discussion and assessment questions, quizzes, surveys, hypothetical scenarios, and learning objectives add interest to the textbook and help students retain what they've learned.
- A look at the effect of gender and ethnicity on health issues makes learning more personal for each individual.
- Special focus on timely and controversial issues encourages students to think critically about media and advertising.
- Special elements on steps for behavioral change and the mind–body connection show students how to take action to address health issues to improve mental and physical health.
- A glossary of terms defines concepts presented in each chapter.
- Several application activities for each chapter engage students' critical-thinking skills.
- The online student resource provides additional information, links, and tools that expand on topics from the text.
Complete coverage of important concepts The standard textbook covers these important topics:
-Fitness, nutrition, and weight management
-Mental health and stress management
-Relationships, reproductive choices, and pregnancy and childbirth
-Health promotion, chronic diseases, and prevention of infectious diseases
-Consumer health and alternative medicine, environmental health, and substance abuse and dependency
-Healthy aging and wellness throughout life
The customizable text from the Health on Demand series allows you to select the chapters you'll actually use, with options on how sensitive topics such as abortion are treated. Alternative chapters cover topics such as these:
-Injury Prevention and First Aid
-Death and Dying
-Reproductive Choices (without abortion)
Professors may select any combination of chapters from the standard book and optional chapters and have them placed in any order in the final textbook. Professors can also write their own foreword or add a chapter (subject to Human Kinetics' review and approval), and information on campus-specific health resources (such as the campus health center, phone numbers, and other resources). The cover can be customized with a photo of tthe professor's choosing (such as a campus landmark or school mascot), or a school name or logo can appear on the cover. Professors can even create their own title for the textbook.
Complete ancillaries help instructors implement the courseWhether you choose the standard textbook Health and Wellness for Life or choose to customize your own Health on Demand book for course instruction, you will receive access to a complete set of ancillaries tailored to match the book you've selected. The ancillaries include the following features:
- Presentation package with more than 500 PowerPoint lecture slides covering all available chapters
- Test package with more than over 500 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions covering the content from all chapters
- Online student resource includes extended discussions of topics related to the content of each chapter, answers to review questions from the textbook, and definitions of terms used in each chapter
Human Kinetics makes custom publishing for health education a reality with reliable information in a style students will love and the ability to tailor content to meet specific needs. With Health and Wellness for Life and Health on Demand, you can help your students create their paths to lifelong well-being.
About the Author
Health on Demand was created by a team of knowledge specialists. The chapters were written by veteran health educators selected for their proficiency in the subject matter, and the content was developed to relate specifically to a college audience. The book was then organized into a cohesive course text by Human Kinetics, a publisher with more than 30 years of experience in providing top-quality information resources to the fields of health and physical education and to the various kinesiology subdisciplines.
Since its founding in 1973, Human Kinetics has been committed to providing informational and educational products in the physical activity and health fields. Health on Demand is representative of the relationship between Human Kinetics and its customers—high-quality content customized to meet the customer's needs.
Table of Contents
Standard Book Contents
Chapter 1. Health PromotionHealth and WellnessFitnessBenefits and GuidelinesEffective GoalsTheories and Models of Behavior ModificationHealth Promotion 101Chapter Review
Chapter 2. Fitness BasicsPhysical Activity, Exercise, and Physical FitnessCardiorespiratory FitnessMuscular Strength and EnduranceFlexibilityBody CompositionSpecial ConsiderationsBeing Active in CollegeFitness Basics 101Chapter Review
Chapter 3. NutritionBody BasicsDigestion, From Beginning to EndEating a Balanced DietFood SafetyJunk ScienceNutrition for Special PopulationsNutrition 101Chapter Review
Chapter 4. Weight ManagementHow Did We Get Here?Basic Regulation of Eating and Body WeightWays to Assess Weight and FatnessHealth Effects of Overweight, Obesity, and UnderweightCauses of Overweight and Obesity, and UnderweightEmbracing a Healthy Weight Management LifestyleDieting in the United StatesWeight-Loss MaintenanceCritical Moments for Weight ManagementSize AcceptanceManaging Too Little Body Weight (Underweight)Changing the Obesogenic EnvironmentWeight Management 101Chapter Review
Chapter 5. Mental HealthYoung Adults and Mental HealthHistory and StigmaTreatment Methods Over TimeMedicationPsychological TheoriesWhat Determines Mental Health?Diagnosing Mental IllnessTreatment ModalitiesGetting HelpMental Health ProfessionalsMental Health 101Chapter Review
Chapter 6. Stress ManagementTypes of StressTypes of StressorsEffects of Stress on Body SystemsStress and DiseaseStress ManagementNegative Coping TechniquesStress Management 101Chapter Review
Chapter 7. Intimacy and SexualityLife Span of Sexual DevelopmentSexual AnatomyStimulation and ClimaxSexual ExpressionSpectrum of SexualitySexual NormsAbility and SexualityIntimacy and Sexuality 101Chapter Review
Chapter 8. Reproductive ChoicesMale and Female Reproductive AnatomyChoosing a Birth Control MethodProtection Against Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted InfectionsProtection Against Pregnancy OnlyAbortionReproductive Choices 101Chapter Review
Chapter 9. Conception, Pregnancy, and ChildbirthMale and Female Reproductive AnatomyConception and ImplantationPregnancyChildbirthPostpartum PeriodConception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 101Chapter Review
Chapter 10. Infectious DiseasesChain of InfectionMethods of TransmissionCauses of Infectious DiseasesRisk FactorsYour Body's DefensesCommon Infectious DiseasesSexually Transmitted InfectionsHow to Protect YourselfInfectious Diseases 101Chapter Review
Chapter 11. Chronic DiseasesCardiovascular DiseaseArthritisLung DiseaseCancerDiabetesAlzheimer's DiseaseChronic Diseases 101Chapter Review
Chapter 12. Health Care ConsumerismFinding the Right Health Insurance PlanChoosing a DoctorIdentifying Reliable InformationBeing Your Own Health Care AdvocateReading Medicine LabelsComplementary Alternative Medicine and Alternative MedicineAvoiding QuacksHealth Care Consumerism 101Chapter Review
Chapter 13. Environmental HealthEcosystemsEnvironment and Public HealthDiseases and DisordersGoing GreenEnvironmental Health 101Chapter Review
Chapter 14. Substance Abuse and DependencyScope of the ProblemWho Will Become Abusers?Types of DrugsAbuse and Dependency at Different Stages of LifeSubstance Abuse and Dependency 101Chapter Review
Chapter 15. Healthy AgingMore People Are Living LongerBody System Changes During AgingAging TheoriesUnhealthy AgingManaging the Changes of AgingEnd-of-Life IssuesHealthy Aging 101Chapter Review
Chapter 16. Wellness Throughout LifeChanges in Health and Wellness Over TimeSix Dimensions of WellnessFactors That Influence WellnessReaching and Maintaining WellnessWellness Throughout Life 101Chapter Review
Optional Chapters: Professors may select chapters from the standard text, as well as select from this list of chapters, which are not included in the standard text.
Body CompositionWhat Is Body Composition?Body Composition and HealthAssessing Body CompositionChanging Your Body CompositionBody Composition 101Chapter Review
Musculoskeletal HealthEffects of Physical Activity on Muscle and BoneRisk Factors for Musculoskeletal InjuriesStructure and Function of Healthy JointsJoint DiseasesSoft Tissue InjuriesBone InjuriesOsteoporosisLow Back PainMusculoskeletal Health 101Chapter Review
Cardiovascular HealthCardiovascular System: A PrimerProcess of Cardiovascular DiseaseConcerns and CausesDetection, Treatment, and ManagementNonmodifiable Cardiac Risk FactorsModifiable Risk FactorsCardiovascular Health 101Chapter Review
Injury Prevention and First AidInjuriesPreventionFirst AidInjury Prevention and First Aid 101Chapter Review
Death and DyingDyingWhen Is a Person Dead?Burial OptionsSpiritual Side of Death and BurialCoping With DeathDeath and Dying 101Chapter Review
SpiritualityAre Your Basic Needs Being Met?Is Spirituality the Same as Religion?Spiritual and Religious Beliefs of North AmericaSpirituality and HealthCollege Students and Faith CommunitiesTurning to Faith in Times of LossGetting Personal: Spirituality and YouSpirituality 101Chapter Review
Reproductive ChoicesThis alternative version of the chapter contains the same information as listed for chapter 8 of the standard book contents, above, except that it does not have the section on abortion.
Major text for undergraduate general-education health and wellness courses. Reference for health educators.