This text emphasizes a lifetime of active wellness and self-responsibility for achieving a healthy life. It gives students practical information on how to make the decisions that will affect their well-being throughout their lives. The authors' style is friendly and informal, and they present the material in a way that will reach all kinds of readers. Topics covered include all aspects of fitness, nutrition, weight management, stress management, heart heath, and substance use and abuse. New copies now come with a free copy of HealthQuest and Exercise Band.