An Invitation to Health (Non-InfoTrac Version)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-07-17
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 10th Edition introduces students to research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Reviewed by over 80 instructors, this informative text focuses on change and prevention and supplies students with the lessons they'll need to make responsible healthy decisions in their daily lives.

Author Biography

Dianne Hales, one of the most widely published and honored health journalists in the country, is a contributing editor for Parade and Ladies Home Journal and has written more than 1,000 articles for national publications

Table of Contents

Wellness Inventory: What Is Wellness?p. 1
Taking Charge of Your Healthp. 11
An Invitation to Health for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 12
Personal Stress Managementp. 38
Psychological Healthp. 66
Healthy Lifestylesp. 103
The Joy of Fitnessp. 104
Personal Nutritionp. 144
Eating Patterns and Problemsp. 188
Responsible Sexualityp. 217
Communication and Relationshipsp. 218
Personal Sexualityp. 246
Reproductive Choicesp. 284
Personal Health Carep. 331
Consumerism, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Health-Care Systemp. 332
Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseasesp. 364
Keeping Your Heart Healthyp. 408
Lowering Your Risk of Cancer and Other Major Diseasesp. 442
Avoiding Health Risksp. 475
Drug Use, Misuse, and Abusep. 476
Alcohol Use, Misuse, and Abusep. 512
Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abusep. 542
Health in Contextp. 567
Staying Safe: Preventing Injury, Violence, and Victimizationp. 568
When Life Endsp. 598
Working Toward a Healthy Environmentp. 620
Glossaryp. G1
Photography CreditsPC1
Indexp. IN1
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