Wellness : Concepts and Applications

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/9/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Wellness: Concepts and Applicationsuses the basic precepts of the wellness movement personal responsibility, behavior change and risk reduction, and health-care consumer awarenessto introduce students to the health- and wellness-related information they need to thrive in today's world. The authors provide accurate, scientifically based information on wellness topics as well as assessment activities and other tools for behavior change. The authors also provide a balance among the seven dimensions of wellness while at the same time emphasizing the central roles of physical fitness, nutrition, avoidance of tobacco, and stress management as keys to a healthy life. Other fitness and wellness topics include body composition, flexibility, safety, drugs, STDs, chronic diseases, and more. Accompanying the text are instructor and student resources on the Online Learning Center.

Table of Contents

1 Wellness and Fitness for Life

2 Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

3 Increasing Cardiorespiratory Endurance

4 Building Muscular Strength and Endurance

5 Improving Flexibility

6 Forming a Plan for Good Nutrition

7 Understanding Body Composition

8 Achieving a Healthy Weight

9 Coping with and Managing Stress

10 Taking Charge of Your Personal Safety

11 Taking Responsibility for Drug Use

12 Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases

13 Understanding Cancer and Diabetes

14 Becoming a Responsible Health Care Consumer

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