An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition,
10th Edition

Dianne Hales

ISBN-13: 9781337100007
Copyright 2018 | Published
512 pages | List Price: USD $149.95

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.


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.

  • Dianne Hales

    Dianne Hales is a widely published and esteemed journalist and author. In addition to more than 30 editions of college textbooks related to health, she is the author of 16 trade books, including LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD; MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED; LA BELLA LINGUA; JUST LIKE A WOMAN; and CARING FOR THE MIND. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Korean. Hales is a former contributing editor for Parade, Ladies’ Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health, and she has written more than 1,000 articles for national publications. She has received writing awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association; an EMMA (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College; three EDI (Equality, Dignity, Inclusion) awards for print journalism from the National Easter Seal Society; the National Mature Media Award; and awards from the Arthritis Foundation, California Psychiatric Association, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and New York Public Library.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "The Power of Now checklist" at the end of each chapter reinforces key behavioral changes that can enhance and safeguard students’ health.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

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