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An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health, Brief Edition,
11th Edition

Dianne Hales

ISBN-13: 9781337919401 | ISBN-10: 1337919403

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 544 pages

List Price USD $112.95

Overview

Start making healthier choices now for a lifestyle of healthy living. AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BRIEF EDITION, 11th 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.

  • New research is integrated throughout, including the latest findings on a variety of trending diets, student vulnerability to stress and coping techniques, and treatment options for drug addiction. Updated statistics reflect the latest findings on health in America, vaccinations of college students, and college students’ health (covering 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 book completely up to date.
  • Coverage has been expanded on stress for specific student groups, including first-generation students, minority students, student athletes, military veterans, those on the gender spectrum, the LGBTQIA community, and those with mental health issues.
  • With her signature student-friendly style, Hales emphasizes behavior change using a practical, action-oriented approach.
  • "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.
  • The book addresses online student safety issues with an entire chapter devoted to social health, including new research on the digital life of college students and discussions of online relationships, protecting oneself and one's privacy and cyberbullying on college campuses.
  • 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.
  • The text offers a wealth of insightful tips and strategies to help students make positive life changes, including such hallmark features as "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health on a Budget" and "Consumer Alert."

Table of Contents

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1. Taking Charge of Your Health.
2. Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being.
3. Stress Management.
4. Personal Nutrition.
5. Weight Management and the Obesity Epidemic.
6. Physical Activity and Fitness.
7. Communicating and Connecting.
8. Sexual Health.
9. Reproductive Choices.
10. Diseases and Disorders.
11. Consumer Health.
12. Addictive Behaviors and Drugs.
13. Alcohol and Tobacco.
14. Protecting Yourself and 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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Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

Instructor Companion Site for Hales' An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition, 11th

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Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos and more.

Online Instructor's Manual for Hales' An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition, 11th

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This detailed manual provides In-class activities and discussion questions, chapter summaries and outlines, and additional readings and resources to assist you in teaching the course.

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