An Invitation to Health 17th Edition

Dianne Hales

  • Copyright 2017
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Dianne Hales' AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 17th Edition helps students adopt healthy lifestyles. From the physical and mental to social and sexual, concepts explore the mind, body, and spirit, enticing students to make lifestyle improvements now. Features address how to critically evaluate health care, healthy living on a budget, preventative measures, and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits. Hales presents research in student-friendly ways, explaining recent reports from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicines US Health in International Perspective, as well as new DSM-5 criteria and recent data from the ACHA's 2013 National College Health Assessment. Also available: the MindTap® online learning experience.

Meet the Author

Dianne Hales,

Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. Her trade books include the award-winning compendium of mental health information CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH; THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering); JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE; THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK; INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson); HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY; THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM; NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES; and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. The president of Italy named Hales a "cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her bestselling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library. Her latest general audience book is the biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.

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Features & Benefits

  • MindTap™ Support: Elevate student performance and better coordinate your course with interactive MindTap™ resources such as AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 17E labs, an interactive behavior change planner, current videos, and other book-specific tools.
  • Renowned Experience: Present a trusted point of view from Dianne Hales, the author and journalist who has candidly discussed personal health in textbooks and the national press for decades. Like no other writer, she understands the modern health issues impacting college students today, and connects with them on their level.
  • “Health Now” Features: Give students these easy-to-follow Do’s and Don’ts for living a healthier lifestyle, with titles such as "Count Your Blessings," "Assessing a Relationship," and "Analyzing Your Diet."
  • Personal Assessments: Help students make the important personal choice of healthy living with "Snapshot: On Campus Now" behavioral assessments that help students evaluate others, as well as chapter-based "The Power of Now!" checklists to track their own issues and change behaviors.
  • Internet Safety: Address student safety issues online with a full chapter on social health, including discussions of online relationships, protecting oneself and one’s privacy, and more.
  • Spirited Approach: Deliver content designed for an introductory-level, personal health course with a student-friendly style and a practical, action-oriented approach to everything from fitness and nutrition to stress management and healthy relationships.
  • Now Power: Demonstrate “The Power of Now” with the 17th Edition’s profound focus on the future—and the unavoidable fact that today’s choices impact tomorrow’s health.
  • Positive Moves: Students avoid illness and unhealthy behaviors by embracing positive change, the cornerstone of this text, to continually improve behaviors and make better choices for life.
  • Roadmap Strategies: Helpful tips and realistic paths to change throughout the readings include "Your Strategies for Change” and “Your Strategies for Prevention" boxes, “Health on a Budget” features, and “Self-Surveys.”

Table of Contents

An Invitation to Health

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section I: YOUR INVITATION TO HEALTH.
1. The Power of Now.
2. Your Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being.
3. Caring for Your Mind.
4. Personal Stress Management.
5. Your Social Health.
Section II: HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.
6. Personal Nutrition.
7. Managing Your Weight.
8. The Joy of Fitness.
Section III: RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY.
9. Personal Sexuality.
10. Reproductive Choices.
11. Lowering Your Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Section IV: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES.
12. Addictions.
13. Alcohol.
14. Tobacco.
Section V: TAKING CHARGE FO YOUR HEALTH.
15. Major Diseases.
16. Infectious Illnesses.
17. Consumer Health.
Section VI: HEALTH IN CONTEXT.
18. Personal Safety.
19. A Healthier Environment.
20. A Lifetime of Health.
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The latest edition of An Invitation to Health: The Power of Now! helps students adopt healthy lifestyles. From the physical and mental to social and sexual, concepts explore the mind, body, and spirit, enticing students to make lifestyle improvements NOW. Updated readings include a new chapter on consumer health, with “Consumer Alert” features that show how to critically evaluate health care. Other features address healthy living on a budget, preventative measures, and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits. Bestselling author Dianne Hales presents research in student-friendly ways, explaining the newest reports from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine’s US Health in International Perspective, as well as new DSM-5 criteria and recent data from the ACHA’s 2013 National College Health Assessment. And students can make even greater strides with MindTap™, complete with self-assessments, labs, and features that improve health and learning.