An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition,
10th Edition

Dianne Hales

ISBN-13: 9781337100007 | ISBN-10: 1337100005

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 512 pages

List Price USD $112.95


Start making healthier choices now for a lifestyle of healthy living. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: The Power of NOW, BRIEF, 10th Edition, helps you assess your health behaviors, encourages positive behavior change, and gives you effective ways to achieve it. Covering body, mind, and spirit, the book addresses current issues related to health and wellness that can affect you now and throughout your life. The book empowers you with practical 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 helps you build your foundation for a healthier future.

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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.

  • The theme of the 10th Edition is "The Power of Now," emphasizing that students can make healthy changes and choices now that will ensure a lifetime of health.
  • Each chapter begins with a new feature, “What Do You Think?” questions that ask students to think about their personal experience and knowledge in regards to concepts in the chapter. At the end of each chapter, “What Did you Decide?” questions ask students to reflect on how their answers to these questions may have changed after reading the chapter.
  • As always, Invitation to Health presents the most current research in the field. The 10th Edition covers such emerging topics as the health impacts of stress, campus hookups, cyberbullying, caffeinated alcoholic beverages, electronic cigarettes and vaping, Zika virus, and many, many more.
  • "The Power of Now checklist" at the end of each chapter reinforces key behavioral changes that can enhance and safeguard students’ health.
  • Dianne Hales is a leading textbook author and prolific health journalist whose immersion in current health issues is reflected throughout AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: The Power of Now, BRIEF,10th Edition. Hales' unique understanding of today's college student
  • Giving students hands-on experience with chapter concepts, integrated online teaching and learning resources include health surveys, an interactive behavior change planner, videos, and more.
  • Helping students maximize their study time, MindTap -- available as an option with this text -- provides a unique personal learning experience that combines all the text's digital assets-reading, multimedia, activities, and assessments-into a single learning path to ensure course success.
  • With her signature student-friendly style, Hales emphasizes behavior change using a practical, action-oriented approach.
  • The text offers a wealth of insightful tips and strategies to help students make positive life changes. Hallmark features include "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health on a Budget," and "Consumer Alert."

Table of Contents

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1. The Power of Now.
2. Your Psychological and Spiritual Well Being.
3. Stress Management.
4. Social Health.
5. Personal Nutrition.
6. Weight Management
7. Physical Activity and Fitness.
8. Sexual Health.
9. Reproductive Options.
10. Major Diseases.
11. Addictions.
12. Alcohol and Tobacco.
13. Consumer Health.
14. Protecting Yourself and Your Environment.
15. A Lifetime of Health.

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