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Overview

In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites your students to a future of healthy living by providing the information and tools they need to make healthy changes NOW. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: Live it Now! integrates a comprehensive range of health concepts related to body, mind, and spirit with a wealth of applications for students' lives, including a new chapter on Consumer Health. Chapter features, which include "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health Now," and "Live It Now," enable students to start living what they're learning about health. Recognizing the impact of the current economic environment, "Health on a Budget" demonstrates practical ways that students can achieve their goals in low- and no-cost ways. "Consumer Alert" helps students apply critical thinking skills in evaluating health care. The most student-oriented text on the market, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: Live it Now! has been thoroughly updated throughout every chapter. The new edition presents findings from the latest federal reports on the health of the nation, such as the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine's U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, and the new mental health criteria in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition (DSM-5). The text also highlights current research on all aspects of college students' health and lives, including recent data from the American College Health Association National College Health Association's 2013 survey. Through MindTap, the text also includes a wealth of powerful learning tools to help students maximize their study efforts.

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: YOUR LIFE, YOUR FUTURE. 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 honors 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.
  • Initiation to Health: Live it Now! has been thoroughly updated in every chapter and presents the latest research information available. Findings from the latest federal reports on the health of the nation, including the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine's U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health are presented. The new edition integrates the new mental health criteria in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition (DSM-5). The text highlights current research on all aspects of college students' health and lives, including the recent data from the American College Health Association National College Health Association's 2013 survey.
  • New Chapter on Consumer Health: The new Consumer Health chapter helps students take greater responsibility for their personal well-being—whether they are gathering information online, preparing for a medical visit, evaluating both traditional and nontraditional treatments, or navigating the health care system.
  • Two reworked features highlight the importance of personal responsibility for healthy choices and behavior change. 1) Snapshot: On Campus highlights health issues of importance to college age students, allowing students to see how their behavior compares with others. 2) Health Now sidebars provide a brief list of Do's and Don'ts for healthy behavior.
  • A new online resource called Live it Now! Labs offers practical suggestions to help students apply the concepts presented in each chapter. The online labs provide an easy to follow framework for positive change, providing specific suggestions in the following three categories; "Get" Real", "Get Ready", and "Get Going."
  • Live it Now: The theme of this edition is that the choices students make now impact their health in the future.
  • Positive change: The cornerstone of this text, behavior change is an increasingly emphasized theme that reflects the need for improving health behaviors and making healthy changes.
  • Strategies for change: The text offers a wealth of tips and strategies for making positive life changes. In addition to the "Your Strategies for Change/Your Strategies for Prevention" boxes, Learn It/Live It, Your Health Action Plan and "Self-Surveys," there are links to the new companion book INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE, which offers ways to implement change in a variety of areas.
  • Online tools: This text is fully integrated with online teaching and learning resources that include INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE labs, interactive behavior change planner, videos, and more.
  • Dianne Hales is a successful textbook author and prolific health journalist whose immersion in current health issues is reflected throughout the text. With her unique understanding of today's college students, Hales focuses on topics and issues that are important and relevant to your students.
  • "Health Now" gives students a brief list of Do's and Don'ts for healthy behavior. Examples include "Count Your Blessings," "Assessing a Relationship," and "Analyzing Your Diet".
  • The latest research and coverage has been added, including new information on consumer health, positive psychology, sexual responsibility, and drug usage.
  • Personal choice: An important component of changing for lifelong healthy living is personal choice. Two features encourage students to self-assess for healthy change. "Snapshot: On Campus Now" encourages students to compare their attitudes and behaviors to those of other students. "Live it Now!" provides a checklist of change behaviors based on the topic of each chapter.
  • Chapter 5 on Social Health addresses online relationships, protecting oneself and one's privacy, and more.
  • Comprehensive coverage: Designed for an introductory-level personal health course, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! is known for its emphasis on behavior change, up-to-date coverage, student-friendly style, and practical, action-oriented approach. It covers a wide range of health topics, from fitness and nutrition to disease prevention, stress management, and development of healthy relationships.
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 II: RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY.
9. Personal Sexuality.
10. Reproductive Choices.
11. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Section IV: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES.
12. Addictions.
13. Alcohol.
14. Tobacco.
Section V: TAKING CHARGE OF 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.