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Health and Wellness for Life w/Online Study Guide

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:

-Body Composition

-Musculoskeletal Health

-Cardiovascular Health

-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 course
Whether 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736068505
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Series: Health on Demand Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 104,129
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 17 - 18 Years

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 Promotion
Health and Wellness
Benefits and Guidelines
Effective Goals
Theories and Models of Behavior Modification
Health Promotion 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 2. Fitness Basics
Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Body Composition
Special Considerations
Being Active in College
Fitness Basics 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 3. Nutrition
Body Basics
Digestion, From Beginning to End
Eating a Balanced Diet
Food Safety
Junk Science
Nutrition for Special Populations
Nutrition 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 4. Weight Management
How Did We Get Here?
Basic Regulation of Eating and Body Weight
Ways to Assess Weight and Fatness
Health Effects of Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
Causes of Overweight and Obesity, and Underweight
Embracing a Healthy Weight Management Lifestyle
Dieting in the United States
Weight-Loss Maintenance
Critical Moments for Weight Management
Size Acceptance
Managing Too Little Body Weight (Underweight)
Changing the Obesogenic Environment
Weight Management 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 5. Mental Health
Young Adults and Mental Health
History and Stigma
Treatment Methods Over Time
Psychological Theories
What Determines Mental Health?
Diagnosing Mental Illness
Treatment Modalities
Getting Help
Mental Health Professionals
Mental Health 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 6. Stress Management
Types of Stress
Types of Stressors
Effects of Stress on Body Systems
Stress and Disease
Stress Management
Negative Coping Techniques
Stress Management 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 7. Intimacy and Sexuality
Life Span of Sexual Development
Sexual Anatomy
Stimulation and Climax
Sexual Expression
Spectrum of Sexuality
Sexual Norms
Ability and Sexuality
Intimacy and Sexuality 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 8. Reproductive Choices
Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
Choosing a Birth Control Method
Protection Against Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Protection Against Pregnancy Only
Reproductive Choices 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 9. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
Conception and Implantation
Postpartum Period
Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 10. Infectious Diseases
Chain of Infection
Methods of Transmission
Causes of Infectious Diseases
Risk Factors
Your Body's Defenses
Common Infectious Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Infections
How to Protect Yourself
Infectious Diseases 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 11. Chronic Diseases
Cardiovascular Disease
Lung Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
Chronic Diseases 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 12. Health Care Consumerism
Finding the Right Health Insurance Plan
Choosing a Doctor
Identifying Reliable Information
Being Your Own Health Care Advocate
Reading Medicine Labels
Complementary Alternative Medicine and Alternative Medicine
Avoiding Quacks
Health Care Consumerism 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 13. Environmental Health
Environment and Public Health
Diseases and Disorders
Going Green
Environmental Health 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 14. Substance Abuse and Dependency
Scope of the Problem
Who Will Become Abusers?
Types of Drugs
Abuse and Dependency at Different Stages of Life
Substance Abuse and Dependency 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 15. Healthy Aging
More People Are Living Longer
Body System Changes During Aging
Aging Theories
Unhealthy Aging
Managing the Changes of Aging
End-of-Life Issues
Healthy Aging 101
Chapter Review

Chapter 16. Wellness Throughout Life
Changes in Health and Wellness Over Time
Six Dimensions of Wellness
Factors That Influence Wellness
Reaching and Maintaining Wellness
Wellness Throughout Life 101
Chapter 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 Composition
What Is Body Composition?
Body Composition and Health
Assessing Body Composition
Changing Your Body Composition
Body Composition 101
Chapter Review

Musculoskeletal Health
Effects of Physical Activity on Muscle and Bone
Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Structure and Function of Healthy Joints
Joint Diseases
Soft Tissue Injuries
Bone Injuries
Low Back Pain
Musculoskeletal Health 101
Chapter Review

Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular System: A Primer
Process of Cardiovascular Disease
Concerns and Causes
Detection, Treatment, and Management
Nonmodifiable Cardiac Risk Factors
Modifiable Risk Factors
Cardiovascular Health 101
Chapter Review

Injury Prevention and First Aid
First Aid
Injury Prevention and First Aid 101
Chapter Review

Death and Dying
When Is a Person Dead?
Burial Options
Spiritual Side of Death and Burial
Coping With Death
Death and Dying 101
Chapter Review

Are Your Basic Needs Being Met?
Is Spirituality the Same as Religion?
Spiritual and Religious Beliefs of North America
Spirituality and Health
College Students and Faith Communities
Turning to Faith in Times of Loss
Getting Personal: Spirituality and You
Spirituality 101
Chapter Review

Reproductive Choices
This 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.

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