Understanding Your Health offers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key themes - the six dimensions of health and the five developmental tasks - help students apply the text's content to their own lives, by improving their decision-making skills.
The strength of the Understanding Your Health narrative includes its appeal to both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly the special attention it pays to students over age 25 who have returned to college.
In addition, among its many health assessment activities, Understanding Your Health includes one of the most comprehensive health assessments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students.
The companion Online Learning Center (website) offers a wealth of pedagogical and assessment features, including quizzes, Internet activities, downloadable MP3s, and more.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Shaping Your Health
Part One: The Mind
Part Two: The Body Chapter 4: Becoming Physically Fit Chapter 5: Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet Chapter 6: Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Part Three: Preventing Drug Abuse and Dependence Chapter 7: Making Decisions About Drug Use Chapter 8: Taking Control of Alcohol Use Chapter 9: Rejecting Tobacco Use
Part Four: Preventing Diseases Chapter 10: Enhancing Your Cardiovascular Health Chapter 11: Living with Cancer Chapter 12: Managing Chronic Conditions Chapter 13: Preventing Infectious Diseases
Part Five: Sexuality and Reproduction Chapter 14: Exploring the Origins of Sexuality Chapter 15: Understanding Sexual Behavior and Relationships Chapter 16: Managing Your Fertility Chapter 17: Becoming a Parent
Part Six: Consumer and Safety Issues Chapter 18: Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer Chapter 19: Protecting Your Safety Chapter 20: The Environment and Your Health
Part Seven: Completing Life's Journey
Chapter 21: Accepting Dying and Death
Appendix A: First Aid
Health Reference Guide