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Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle 4th Edition

Werner W.K. Hoeger, Lori Waite Turner, Brent Q. Hafen

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002, 1998
  • 416 Pages


WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALHY LIFESTYLE, Fourth Edition is geared toward courses that emphasize the dimensions of wellness, including the impact of psychological, emotional, and physical health, as well as environmental influences that affect behavior. The authors provide unparalleled coverage of the mind-body connection, the relationship between fitness and wellness, and the importance of taking personal responsibility for one's health. Additionally, the text provides 39 assessments that help students put chapter concepts to immediate, practical use. Plus, new with this fourth edition, students have access to HealthNow, an online learning tool that includes pre- and post- test review questions and a series of interactive, self-paced activities. From theory to application, after students read this text, they will be equipped to understand the overall importance of wellness and make lifelong healthy life choices.

CengageNOW™ Meets the Needs of All Types of Students

Werner W.K. Hoeger, Boise State University (Emeritus)

Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University, and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). The 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship in the College of Education at Boise State University, keynote speaker at the VII Iberoamerican Congress of Sports Medicine and Applied Sciences and the 2010 Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness, Dr. Hoeger continues to research and lecture on exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. In addition to PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, Dr. Hoeger has published several Cengage Learning texts including Fitness and Wellness, Principles and Labs for Physical Fitness, Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness, Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness. Dr. Hoeger is a former luge athlete (2002 and 2006 Winter Olympian); All-American by USA Track & Field in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016; and renowned fitness and wellness innovator. He developed many popular fitness assessment tools in use today, such as the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests.

Lori Waite Turner, University of Arkansas

Dr. Lori Waite Turner is an Associate Professor of Health Science in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Turner holds four degrees including a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama, a Master's Degree from Florida State University, another Master's Degree from Florida International University, and a B.S. degree from Florida State University. She is also a Registered Dietitian and prior to coming to the University of Arkansas in 1997, she worked for several years as a dietitian in hospital settings. Dr. Turner is involved with several organizations, including the American Academy of Health Behavior, where she is on the Board of Directors and Chair of Membership and Development Committee; American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance; and the American Dietetic Association. Her honors and awards include Outstanding Research Award for College of Education and Health Professions (2002) and Outstanding Teaching Award for Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance (1998-1999). Dr. Turner has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and presented in excess of 60 presentations at international, national, regional and state conferences in her academic areas of interest. Dr. Turner is the co-author of the Thomson Wadsworth text, WELLNESS: GUIDELINES FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, Fourth Edition. She is also involved in developing, implementing and evaluating osteoporosis prevention programs for college-age and middle-age women. Her work regarding the bone health benefits of yard work has generated tremendous interest nationally and internationally.

Brent Q. Hafen, Deceased, Brigham Young University

Brent Hafen is a former professor of Health in the College of Health and Human Performance at Brigham Young University.
  • A new focus on the importance of mindfulness (the Mind/Body connection) and on the importance of environmental influences in making healthy choices has been added to better present additional content specific to reaching overall wellness.
  • Updated photos and figures support key concepts presented in each chapter. Instructor and student praised, this is one of the most visually engaging texts on the market.
  • Behavior Modification is an integrated theme of this text. Students are taught key strategies for making behavior changes so they can apply the material to their own lives.
  • "Assess Your Knowledge" review questions have been added at the end of each chapter and include 10 multiple-choice questions that focus on the core concepts discussed in the chapter and allow students to evaluate what they have learned. Answers are provided at the end of the book. These questions are also located on the PROFILE PLUS® 2007 CD-ROM, include answers and page references for easy review, and the results can be emailed to the instructor for credit.
  • New from Cengage Learning and in alliance with Walk4Life®, students can now purchase the Walk4Life® Elite Model pedometer, which tracks steps, elapsed time, distance, includes a calorie counter, and a clock-- all for the price of just $10.50 additional (a $29 value)! Whether to be used as an activity in class or as a tool to encourage students to simply track their steps and walk towards better fitness awareness, this is a valuable item for everyone.
  • Create a custom booklet! You can now select from over a hundred assessments and labs to create a course pack that includes just those activities you want to assign your students. You can also add your own content, to make it a truly integrated package specific to your course goals. Visit us at to learn more.
  • Now offering a large array of new supplemental materials, including TestWell®, online resources, and the Multimedia Manager, which includes hundreds of text specific PowerPoint® presentation slides, new ABC® video clips, the instructor's manual, and test bank.
  • Automatically packaged with "HealthNow," this new online interactive learning tool includes a behavior change plan, pre- and post- test review questions and interactive, self-paced activities.
  • Thoroughly updated, this new edition includes coverage of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines and "MyPyramid," mental health effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters, updated information regarding rising incidences of specific STDs, ways to develop social skills without alcohol, impact of smoking on financial status, and much more! Refer to the text's preface for more details.
  • Chapter 2 "Mind-Body Connection" has been expanded to include more on mindset, environmental influences, and strategies for how to create environments that make it easier to make healthier choices.
  • A unique Chapter 5 "Perceptions, the Spirit, and Health" is more universal in focus and includes recent research.
  • Self-assessments at the end of each chapter help students change unhealthy behaviors by identifying their strengths and weaknesses.
  • A separate chapter on "Spirituality" makes this the only text on the market to include a chapter on each of the six dimensions of wellness.
  • "Web Interactive" end of chapter sections provide relevant, current, and reliable URLs that lead students through interactive activities and assessments where they can apply chapter topics to their own lives.
  • "Tips for Action" sections appear throughout each chapter and emphasize strategies for applying behavior changes such as "Lowering Cholesterol," "Beating Hostility," and "Boosting Fiber Content in Your Diet."
  • Key terms are bolded and defined in each chapter, as well as in the end of chapter glossary, for easy reference.
1. Introduction to Wellness.
2. The Mind-Body Connection.
3. Stress and Health.
4. Social Support and Health.
5. Perceptions, the Spirit, and Health.
6. Fitness Assessments for Wellness.
7. Exercise Prescription for Wellness.
8. Nutrition and Wellness.
9. Body Composition Assessment.
10. Weight Management, Eating Disorders, and Wellness.
11. Cardiovascular Wellness.
12. Cancer Prevention and Wellness.
13. Addictive Behavior and Wellness.
14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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The Instructor's Manual provides learning objectives, detailed chapter outlines, a list of chapter-specific labs, a list of web sites, classroom activities and teaching strategies. The Test Bank provides true false, multiple choice, critical thinking short answer questions, and essay questions.


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ISBN: 9780495190653
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