Understanding Your Health

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-07-01
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Understanding Your Health takes an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of personal health and its traditional content areas. Its two 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.

Table of Contents

1 Shaping Your Health

Unit 1 The Mind

2 Achieving Psychological Wellness

3 Managing Stress

Unit 2 The Body

4 Becoming Physically Fit

5 Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet

6 Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Unit 3 Drug Abuse and Dependence

7 Living Drug-Free

8 Using Alcohol Responsibly

9 Rejecting Tobacco Use

Unit 4 Diseases

10 Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

11 Living with Cancer

12 Managing Chronic Conditions

13 Preventing Infectious Disease Transmission

Unit 5 Sexuality and Reproduction

14 Exploring the Origins of Sexuality

15 Understanding Sexual Behavior and Relationships

16 Managing Your Fertility

17 Becoming a Parent

Unit 6 Consumerism

18 Making Informed Health-Care Decisions

19 Protecting Your Safety

20 Accepting Dying and Death

Appendix 1 First Aid

Appendix 2 Body Systems

Appendix 3 Canadian Health

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