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An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition, 9th Edition

  • Dianne Hales
  • ISBN-10: 130511356X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305113565
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2010
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.50

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Overview

Offering the most current coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! BRIEF EDITION, 9e equips students with the information and tools they need to build a foundation for a future of healthy living. Extremely student friendly, this market-leading personal health text integrates health concepts-body, mind, and spirit-with hands-on applications students can immediately begin putting into action. "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," and "Health Now" features enable students to start living what they're learning about health, making positive changes right now. "Health on a Budget" demonstrates practical ways students can achieve their goals in low- and no-cost ways, while "Consumer Alert" helps them apply critical thinking skills in evaluating health care. In addition, MindTap provides the ultimate personal learning experience by combining a wealth of digital resources into a single learning path to maximize course success.

Features and Benefits

  • Dianne Hales is a leading textbook author and prolific health journalist whose immersion in current health issues is reflected throughout AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! BRIEF EDITION, 9e. Hales' unique understanding of today's college students enables her to focus on topics and issues that are important and relevant to your students and will allow them to immediately make positive changes in their behavior.
  • With her signature student-friendly style, Hales emphasizes behavior change using a practical, action-oriented approach.
  • The text offers a wealth of insightful tips and strategies to help students make positive life changes. Hallmark features include "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health on a Budget," and "Consumer Alert."
  • Helping students maximize their study time, MindTap provides a unique personal learning experience that combines all the text's digital assets-reading, multimedia, activities, and assessments-into a single learning path to ensure course success.
  • Giving students hands-on experience with chapter concepts, integrated online teaching and learning resources include health surveys, an interactive behavior change planner, videos, and more.

Table of Contents

1. The Power of Now.
2. Your Psychological and Spiritual Well Being.
3. Personal Stress Management.
4. Your Social Health.
5. Personal Nutrition.
6. Managing Your Weight.
7. The Joy of Fitness.
8. Sexual Health.
9. Reproductive Choices.
10. Major Diseases.
11. Addictions.
12. Alcohol and Tobacco.
13. Consumer Health.
14. A Healthier Environment.
15. A Lifetime of Health.

What's New

  • New chapter (Chapter 13) on Consumer Health, which includes ways to evaluate health information, prepare for a medical exam, get quality traditional and alternative health care, and navigate the health-care system.
  • The theme of the 9/e is "Live It Now!" emphasizing that students can make healthy changes and choices now that will ensure a lifetime of health.
  • Live It Now checklist at the end of each chapter gives students ways to assess their current status and work toward specific goals.
  • As always, Invitation to Health presents the most current research on such emerging topics as the health impacts of stress, campus hookups, autism spectrum disorders, caffeinated alcoholic beverages, gun violence, and many, many more.

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ePack: An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition, 9th + MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief

ISBN-10: 130571119X  | ISBN-13: 9781305711198

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  • An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition
    List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.50
  • MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief
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Bundle: Text + MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305775570  | ISBN-13:  9781305775572

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  • An Invitation to Health, Brief, Loose-Leaf Version
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Printed Text, Brief Edition + Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337082678  | ISBN-13:  9781337082679

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  • An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition
    List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.50
  • Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00


Printed Text + LMS Integrated for MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1337075744 | ISBN-13:  9781337075749

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition
    List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.50
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $94.00  | CengageBrain Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Web Site, Brief Ed.  (ISBN-10: 1305263979 | ISBN-13: 9781305263970)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access, Brief Ed.  (ISBN-10: 1305263952 | ISBN-13: 9781305263956)

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Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)

Updated daily, Global Health Watch is a focused portal into the Health and Wellness Resource Center and an ideal resource for classroom discussion and research projects. This resource center keeps courses up-to-date with the most current news on health and wellness. Students get access to information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines, as well as statistics, videos, primary sources, case studies, and much more. Bundled at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title, the Global Health Watch can also be purchased as a standalone item.

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Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)

Updated daily, Global Health Watch is a focused portal into the Health and Wellness Resource Center and an ideal resource for classroom discussion and research projects. This resource center keeps courses up-to-date with the most current news on health and wellness. Students get access to information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines, as well as statistics, videos, primary sources, case studies, and much more. Bundled at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title, the Global Health Watch can also be purchased as a standalone item.

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MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305267451 | ISBN-13: 9781305267459)

MindTap for Health elevates thinking through a personalized learning experience delivering content that teaches students how to make healthy changes in their lives right now. Relevant assignments and applications including the Diet Analysis Plus app and the Behavior Change Planner guide students to analyze, apply knowledge, and improve thinking, allowing instructors to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Students will be able to track their progress towards better health throughout the course. Control what students see and when they see it. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305268377 | ISBN-13: 9781305268371)

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Student Supplements

Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)

Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)

Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.

List Price = $24.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00

MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305267451 | ISBN-13: 9781305267459)

MindTap™ Health for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition, 9th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. MindTap includes the Diet Analysis Plus app, which allows you to create a health profile and track your progress toward a healthier lifestyle throughout the course. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

List Price = $94.00  | CengageBrain Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305268377 | ISBN-13: 9781305268371)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Health resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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 best-selling 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 biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.