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An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health,
19th Edition

Dianne Hales

ISBN-13: 9780357136799 | ISBN-10: 0357136799

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 624 pages

List Price USD $119.95

Overview

From physical and mental to social and sexual, Dianne Hales' AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH helps students achieve a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. The 19th Edition covers new research on such topics as happiness and health, current statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mental health and anxiety, screen time and online presence, Dietary Guidelines, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, substance abuse including new information on the opioid epidemic, dubious diets and trendy foods, fitness monitors, vaping and cannabinoids. It also addresses healthy living on a budget, preventive measures and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits.

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Meet the Authors

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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 most recent trade book is LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD. Others 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 Solidarietà Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her bestselling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, the 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 the biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.

  • New research throughout includes the latest findings on a variety of trending diets, student vulnerability to stress and coping techniques, and treatment options for drug addiction. Updated statistics are included on health in America, vaccinations of college students, and college students’ health, supporting topics such as the sex lives of college students, loneliness, shyness, and social anxiety.
  • New sections on money management, the opioid epidemic, CBD, and obesity bring the 19th Edition fully up to date.
  • Expanded coverage updates a range of topics, including stress for specific student groups, including first-generation students, minority students, student athletes, military veterans, those on the gender spectrum, the LGBTQIA community, and mental health.
  • The chapter on Social Health has been renamed “Communicating and Connecting” and includes updated statistics, new research on the digital life of college students, and a new section, “Digital Dating.” The chapter continues to address online student safety issues with discussions of online relationships, protecting oneself and one’s privacy, and cyberbullying on college campuses.
  • The book delivers content designed for an introductory-level personal health course with a student-friendly style and a practical, action-oriented approach to everything from fitness and nutrition to stress management and healthy relationships.
  • "Positive Moves" features show students how to avoid illness and unhealthy behaviors by embracing positive change – the cornerstone of this text – to continually improve behaviors and make better choices for life.
  • Presented in the trusted point of view of Dianne Hales, the author and journalist who has candidly discussed personal health in textbooks and the national press for decades, the book engages and informs students. Like no other writer, she understands the modern health issues impacting college students today--and connects with students on their level.
  • A number of features help students make the important personal choice of healthy living, including “Snapshot: On Campus Now” statistics, Check-Ins that encourage students to reflect on the material, and chapter-based “Taking Charge of Your Health” checklists that allow them to track their own issues and make positive and lasting behavior changes.

Table of Contents

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1. Taking Charge of Your Health.
2. Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being.
3. Caring for Your Mind.
4: Stress Management.
5. Personal Nutrition.
6. Weight Management and the Obesity Epidemic.
7. Physical Activity and Fitness.
8. Communicating and Connecting.
9. Sexual Health.
10. Reproductive Options.
11. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
12. Major Diseases.
13. Infectious Diseases.
14. Consumer Health.
15. Addictive Behaviors and Drugs.
16. Alcohol.
17. Tobacco.
18. Personal Safety.
19. A Healthier Environment.
20. A Lifetime of Health.

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