An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition, 6th Edition

  • includes Personal Health Self Assessments
  • Dianne Hales
  • ISBN-10: 0495391921
  • ISBN-13: 9780495391920
  • 496 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2006, 2004
  • © 2010 | Published
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Overview

Students truly learn it and live it with AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, BRIEF 2010-2011 EDITION! Encouraging behavior change while providing practical ways to achieve it, Dianne Hales' student-oriented text addresses key health and wellness issues that can affect college students now--and throughout their lives. Praised for its clear and engaging writing style with helpful visuals, this concise, updated version of Hales' more comprehensive AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 EDITION provides opportunities for students to assess and change their own behaviors. Written by a proven author immersed in current health issues, the text delivers the most current, contemporary, and pertinent information available--along with practical ideas students can immediately apply to their own lives. Hales provides the latest health guidelines, research, and trends so readers can make responsible and informed decisions about their own state of mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing--now and in the future. The 2010-2011 Edition also includes increased emphasis on obesity as a major issue, as well as emerging information on both men's and women's health issues. Innovative pedagogical aids supports critical thinking and discussion, while a wide range of teaching and learning resources offers instructors a wealth of classroom and homework resources. More than just a text, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, BRIEF 2010-2011 EDITION is a resource for lifelong knowledge and skills.


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Features/Benefits

  • Continuing its hallmark focus on the student, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, BRIEF 2010-2011 EDITION emphasizes the theme of behavior change throughout—equipping students with proven tools for real change. Behavior change features include "Strategies for Change" boxes, "Your Life Coach" sections that provide practical strategies for making healthy choices, and "Learn It, Live It" chapter summaries that offer action plans enabling students to apply key chapter concepts to their own lives.
  • The text is completely relevant to today's college students. Research on college-age individuals appears throughout, noted with an icon, with data from ACHA and other recent studies. In addition, gender-specific information is flagged with an icon in every chapter.
  • Ensuring students get the most from text material, "Making This Chapter Work for You" boxes review important chapter concepts by asking ten multiple-choice questions per chapter. The answers appear at the end of the text.
  • "Savvy Consumer" boxes offer specific advice on such topics as the do's and don'ts of online dating, spotting nutrition misinformation, and the dangers of tattoos and body piercings—giving students insight into issues relevant to their world.
  • 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.

What's New

  • Offering increased emphasis on obesity as a major issue, the new edition includes the latest information on what has come to be identified as one of the nation's biggest health concerns. The obesity focus is reflected in the Health Change Plans. The text also includes new information on men's health issues and women's health issues, a stronger focus on positive psychology and spiritual wellbeing, increased coverage of gambling addiction, and more.
  • Providing invaluable—and sometimes shocking—insight into modern culture, "Reality Checks" ask students to estimate the frequency of certain student behaviors and analyze their own perception of social norms. The facts are often startling.
  • "Point/Counterpoint" sections present both sides of a position on a hot topic, helping students sharpen their critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Presenting issues in a larger context, "Community Focus" boxes illustrate how personal health issues affect society and how they can be addressed effectively.
  • The 2010-2011 Edition features the latest research, including statistics from the most recent American College Health Assessment.

Table of Contents

1. An Invitation to Healthy Change.
2. Psychological and Spiritual Wellbeing.
3. Personal Stress Management.
4. The Joy of Fitness.
5. Personal Nutrition.
6. Taking Control of Your Weight.
7. Relationships and Sexuality.
8. Reproductive Choices.
9. Preventing Major Diseases.
10. Lowering Your Risk of STIs and Other Infections.
11. Addictions.
12. Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abuse.
13. Protecting Yourself, Your Rights, and Your Health.
14. Working Toward a Healthy Environment.
15. A Lifetime of Health.

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Meet the Author

About 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 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.

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