An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition (with Profile Plus 2004, Personal Health Assessments and Health Almanac, Health, Fitness and Wellness Internet Trifold, and InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-10
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, Brief Third Edition introduces students to research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Praised for it's clear and engaging writing style, Dianne Hales' text addresses the issues related to health and wellness that can affect college students now and in their future. Reviewed by over 40 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. In addition, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, Brief now comes with a wide range of teaching and learning resources! Besides the exclusive offerings of the CNNà ;® Video Today series and InfoTrac College Edition, or the extensive PowerPoint and Online teaching support, each copy of the text comes packaged with the exciting and interactive PROFILE PLUS CD-ROM. This CD-ROM includes self-paced, guided activities appropriate for all health students. Whether supporting active learning or active teaching, this text has it all!

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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