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An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition,
12th Edition

Lisa Tunks, Lisa Tunks

ISBN-13: 9780357727904 | ISBN-10: 0357727908

Copyright 2023

| Published 2022

| 576 pages

List Price USD $131.95

Overview

Start making healthier choices now for a lifestyle of healthy living with Tunks' AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, BRIEF EDITION, 12th Edition, This empowering text helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages positive behavior change, and gives you effective ways to achieve your health and wellness goals. Covering body, mind, and spirit, this edition provides ideas and tools that you can immediately apply to your own life. "Health on a Budget" features demonstrate practical ways you can achieve your health goals in low- and no-cost ways, while "Consumer Alert" features help you evaluate health care. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH is filled with active learning strategies, includes preventive measures for healthier outcomes and offers practical strategies that turn small changes into healthy outcomes.

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Dr. Lisa Tunks is a Health and Wellness Curriculum Design specialist who works with teaching professionals and editors to create student-centered curricula in an ever-changing learning environment. She has helped shape the landscape of teaching and learning excellence through effective accreditation and classroom practice both as a professor and administrator at Broward College. After over two decades of professional teaching in Florida, Dr. Tunks relocated to South Carolina where she focuses her professional energy teaching Public Health at Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Tunks holds a Masters in Exercise and Sport Science as well as a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Florida.

Dr. Lisa Tunks is a Health and Wellness Curriculum Design specialist who works with teaching professionals and editors to create student-centered curricula in an ever-changing learning environment. She has helped shape the landscape of teaching and learning excellence through effective accreditation and classroom practice both as a professor and administrator at Broward College. After over two decades of professional teaching in Florida, Dr. Tunks relocated to South Carolina where she focuses her professional energy teaching Public Health at Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Tunks holds a Masters in Exercise and Sport Science as well as a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Florida.

  • An updated Chapter 8 on Sexual Health now includes coverage of Pansexuality and Asexuality, an expanded discussion of bisexuality, online resources for LGBTQ+ students, and updated terms and language for the discussion regarding gender, gender identity and expression. In addition, an expanded discussion on Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ community appears in Chapter 2.
  • Chapter 5 (now titled “Body Composition and Weight Management”) emphasizes body composition and healthy body weight rather than BMI. Chapter 6 on Physical Activity and Fitness now covers FITT-VP, exercise addiction and skill-related fitness.
  • An expanded focus on diversity and inclusion throughout the book includes up-to-date coverage of healthcare disparities, cardiovascular disease, sexuality and mental health.
  • New coverage of the impact of COVID-19 includes the latest information on coronaviruses and vaccines (Chapter 10) and the impact of wearing masks (Chapter 7), as well as other pandemic-related topics, such as the effects of isolation, healthcare disparities, and the use of video conferencing.
  • "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.
  • Occupational and financial health-related topics, often overlooked in personal wellness textbooks, include practical tips on developing and maintaining a healthy, lifelong relationship with money and also include discussions of investing, credit scores and designing budgets.
  • A wealth of insightful tips and strategies to help students make positive life changes, includes such hallmark features as "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health on a Budget" and "Consumer Alert."
  • Using a student-friendly style, the authors emphasize behavior change using a practical, action-oriented approach.
  • Personal Assessments help students make the important personal choice of healthy living; "Snapshot: On Campus Now" behavioral assessments help them evaluate others, while chapter-based "Your Life, Your Future!" checklists encourage 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. Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being.
3. Stress Management.
4. Personal Nutrition.
5. Body Composition and Weight Management.
6. Physical Activity and Fitness.
7. Communicating and Connecting.
8. Sexual Health.
9. Reproductive Options.
10. Diseases and Disorders.
11. Consumer Health.
12. Addictive Behaviors and Drugs.
13. Alcohol and Tobacco.
14. Protecting Your Environment.
15. A Lifetime of Health.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition

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