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Focus on Healthoffers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key themes - the six dimensions of health and the five developmental tasks - help students apply the text's content to their own lives, by improving their decision-making skills. The strength of the Focus on Healthnarrative includes its appeal to both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly the special attention it pays to students over age 25 who have returned to college. In addition, among its many health assessment activities, Focus on Healthincludes one of the most comprehensive health assessments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students. The companion Online Learning Center (website) offers a wealth of pedagogical and assessment features, including quizzes, Internet activities, downloadable MP3s, and more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Shaping Your Health
Part One: The Mind
Chapter 2: Achieving Psychological Health
Chapter 3: Managing Stress
Part Two: The Body
Chapter 4: Becoming Physically Fit
Chapter 5: Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet
Chapter 6: Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Part Three: Preventing Drug Abuse and Dependence
Chapter 7: Making Decisions About Drug and Alcohol Use
Chapter 8: Rejecting Tobacco Use
Part Four: Preventing Diseases
Chapter 9: Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 10: Living with Cancer and Chronic Conditions
Chapter 11: Preventing Infectious Diseases
Part Five: Sexuality and Reproduction
Chapter 12: Understanding Sexuality
Chapter 13: Managing Your Fertility
Part Six: Consumer and Safety Issues
Chapter 14: Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer