Understanding Your Health

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Understanding Your Healthoffers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key 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. The strength of theUnderstanding Your Healthnarrative includes its appeal to both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly the special attention it pays to students over age 25 who have returned to college. In addition, among its many health assessment activities,Understanding Your Healthincludes one of the most comprehensive health assessments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students. The companion Online Learning Center (website) offers a wealth of pedagogical and assessment features, including quizzes, Internet activities, downloadable MP3s, and more.

Table of Contents

Shaping Your Health
The Mind
Achieving Psychological Health
Managing Stress
The Body
Becoming Physically Fit
Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Preventing Drug Abuse and Dependence
Making Decisions About Drug Use
Taking Control of Alcohol Use
Rejecting Tobacco Use
Preventing Diseases
Enhancing Your Cardiovascular Health
Living with Cancer
Managing Chronic Conditions
Preventing Infectious Diseases
Sexuality and Reproduction
Exploring the Origins of Sexuality
Understanding Sexual Behavior and Relationships
Managing Your Fertility
Becoming a Parent
Consumer and Safety Issues
Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer
Protecting Your Safety
The Environment and Your Health
Completing Life's Journey
Accepting Dying and Death
First Aid
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helpful February 8, 2011
this book gave a good way of helping me figure out what type of health program would work best for me. i've been able to stick with it since reading it, and hopefully will continue to!
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