An Invitation to Health,
17th Edition

Dianne Hales

ISBN-13: 9781305638006 | ISBN-10: 130563800x

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 704 pages

List Price USD $119.95


Explore the latest edition of AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, where renowned author Dianne Hales helps you commit to a healthier lifestyle. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, this personal health text candidly explores the mind, body, and spirit, and shows you how to start making improvements today. Readings include a new chapter on consumer health, with “Consumer Alert” features to critically evaluate your health care options. You will also discover how to live healthily on a tight budget while making small changes that yield big benefits. More than a superficial self-help approach, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: The Power of Now! presents hard data in meaningful ways, such as ACHA’s 2013 National College Health Assessment, which shows where your health stands among peers. And you can make even greater strides with MindTap, complete with health self-assessments, behavior change labs, and other tools that lead you to better health—and learning!

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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.

  • Modern Discussions: NEW! Updated throughout to meet the health needs of today’s students, readings explore the latest issues in sex, gender, mental health on campus, acute stress disorder, intimate partner violence, “hooking up,” childfree by choice, prescription drug abuse, medical and legal marijuana, alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED), emerging tobacco products, physical and psychological benefits of quitting smoking, childhood vaccinations, and the Affordable Care Act, personal health apps and monitors, social networking on campus, digital sexual disclosures, and more.
  • Personal Assessments: Help students make the important personal choice of healthy living with "Snapshot: On Campus Now" behavioral assessments that help students evaluate others, as well as chapter-based "The Power of Now!" checklists to track their own issues and change behaviors.
  • Roadmap Strategies: Helpful tips and realistic paths to change throughout the readings include "Your Strategies for Change” and “Your Strategies for Prevention" boxes, “Health on a Budget” features, and “Self-Surveys.”
  • Renowned Experience: Present a trusted point of view from Dianne Hales, the author and journalist who has candidly discussed personal health in textbooks and the national press for decades. Like no other writer, she understands the modern health issues impacting college students today, and connects with them on their level.
  • MindTap™ Support: Elevate student performance and better coordinate your course with interactive MindTap™ resources such as AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 17E labs, an interactive behavior change planner, current videos, and other book-specific tools.
  • Positive Moves: Students avoid illness and unhealthy behaviors by embracing positive change, the cornerstone of this text, to continually improve behaviors and make better choices for life.
  • Spirited Approach: Deliver 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.
  • Internet Safety: Address student safety issues online with a full chapter on social health, including discussions of online relationships, protecting oneself and one’s privacy, and more.
  • “Health Now” Features: Give students these easy-to-follow Do’s and Don’ts for living a healthier lifestyle, with titles such as "Count Your Blessings," "Assessing a Relationship," and "Analyzing Your Diet."
  • Now Power: Demonstrate “The Power of Now” with the 17th Edition’s profound focus on the future—and the unavoidable fact that today’s choices impact tomorrow’s health.

Table of Contents

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1. The Power of Now.
2. Your Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being.
3. Caring for Your Mind.
4. Personal Stress Management.
5. Your Social Health.
6. Personal Nutrition.
7. Managing Your Weight.
8. The Joy of Fitness.
9. Personal Sexuality.
10. Reproductive Choices.
11. Lowering Your Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
12. Addictions.
13. Alcohol.
14. Tobacco.
15. Major Diseases.
16. Infectious Illnesses.
17. Consumer Health.
18. Personal Safety.
19. A Healthier Environment.
20. A Lifetime of Health.

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An Invitation to Health

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