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An Invitation to Health,
18th Edition

Dianne Hales

ISBN-13: 9781337392891 | ISBN-10: 1337392898

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

List Price USD $119.95

Overview

From physical and mental to social and sexual, Dianne Hales' AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: YOUR LIFE, YOUR FUTURE helps students achieve a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. The 18th Edition covers new research on such topics as happiness and health, current statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mindfulness for college students, 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, healthier fast-food choices, substance abuse, dubious diets, fitness monitors and e-cigarettes. It also addresses healthy living on a budget, preventive measures and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits.

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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.

  • STAYING POWER: In response to reviewers' suggestions, each of the 20 chapters was reordered and now concludes with a "Your Life, Your Future" checklist that students can use to assess their status and work toward such personal goals as getting into better shape, managing stress more effectively, improving nutrition and taking charge of their alcohol intake. The 18th Edition's profound focus on the future emphasizes the unavoidable fact that today's choices impact tomorrow's health.
  • UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DISCUSSIONS: Reflecting emerging trends and developments from the ever-evolving field of health, the 18th Edition has been completely revised and updated with new and expanded coverage of the most current research on happiness and health, the latest statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mindfulness for college students, 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, healthier fast food choices, protection from infection, recognizing substance abuse, dubious diets, fitness monitors and e-cigarettes.
  • UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DISCUSSIONS: Reflecting emerging trends and developments from the ever-evolving field of health, the 18th Edition has been completely revised and updated with new and expanded coverage of the most current research on happiness and health, the latest statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mindfulness for students, 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, healthier fast food choices, protection from infection, recognizing substance abuse, dubious diets, fitness monitors and e-cigarettes.
  • STAYING POWER: In response to reviewers' suggestions, each of the 20 chapters was reordered and now concludes with a "Your Life, Your Future" checklist that students can use to assess their status and work toward such personal goals as getting into better shape, managing stress more effectively, and improving nutrition. The 18th Edition's profound focus on the future emphasizes the unavoidable fact that today's choices impact tomorrow's health.
  • "Health Now" Features: Give students easy-to-follow do's and don'ts for living a healthier lifestyle, with such titles as "Count Your Blessings," "Assessing a Relationship" and "Analyzing Your Diet."
  • Personal Assessments: Help students make the important personal choice of healthy living with "Snapshot: On Campus Now" behavioral assessments that help them evaluate others as well as chapter-based "Your Life, Your Future!" checklists to track their own issues and make positive and lasting behavior changes.
  • 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 HEALTH Support: Elevate student performance and better coordinate your course with interactive MindTap Health resources such as readings, pop-up tutors, activities, self-surveys, Diet & Wellness Plus that includes a behavior change planner, and current videos.
  • LIVELY 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.
  • 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.
  • Internet Safety: Address online student safety issues with an entire chapter devoted to social health, including discussions of online relationships and protecting oneself and one's privacy.

Table of Contents

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1. An Invitation to Health
2. Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being
3. Mental Health
4. Stress Management
5. Personal Nutrition
6. Weight Management
7. Physical Fitness
8. Social Health
9. Sexual Health
10. Reproductive Choices
11. Sexually Transmitted Infections
12. Major Diseases
13. Infectious Illnesses
14. Consumer Health
15. Addictive Behaviors and Drugs
16. Alcohol
17. Tobacco
18. Personal Safety
19. Environmental Health
20. A Lifetime of Health

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