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Health & Wellness, Twelfth Edition explores the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual health, and provides students with the tools they need to make informed health decisions that promote lifelong wellness. Written in a personal and engaging style, this text encourages readers to be responsible for their own health-related behaviors and outlines how to improve overall health through nutrition, fitness, stress management, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.
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Features & Benefits
- NEW! - New Self-Evaluation Exercises have been added to the end of each chapter
- NEW! - Chapter 8 includes new coverage on the right to marriage for gay couples, Gender Identity, and LGBT community.
- NEW! - Chapter 12 includes new information on Ebola and worldwide efforts on controlling infectious diseases.
- NEW! - Chapter 16 includes new coverage on changes in marijuana laws.
- NEW! - Chapter 17 includes new coverage on e-cigarettes.
- NEW! - Chapter 19 includes new coverage and a more detailed discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- NEW! - For Your Health sections are included at the end of each chapter, featuring self-evaluation exercises that ask readers to look at their own health and fitness lifestyle.
- UPDATED - Chapter Summary and Highlights sections, at the end of each chapter, highlight key points and emphasize the essential health message in each chapter.
- EXPANDED - Health in Review sections, at the end of each chapter, emphasizes and simplifies the essential health message discussed in the chapter
- EXPANDED discussion of spirituality and health in Chapter 2.
- EXPANDED coverage of the predicted health effects of climate change in Chapter 24.
- BONUS! Relaxation exercises and stress management techniques, as well as guides for yoga and t’ai chi are included in the Appendices
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with the information they need to understand and implement the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. It is ideal for courses in:
Part I Achieving Wellness
Chapter 1 The Definition of Health
Chapter 2 Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness
Chapter 3 Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony
Chapter 4 Mental Health
Part II Eating and Exercising Toward a Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter 5 Choosing a Nutritious Diet
Chapter 6 Managing a Healthy Weight
Chapter 7 Movement and Physical Activity for Health
Part III Building Healthy Relationships
Chapter 8 Healthy Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 9 Understanding Pregnancy and Parenthood
Chapter 10 Choosing a Fertility Control Method
Chapter 11 Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
Part IV Understanding and Preventing Disease
Chapter 12 Reducing Infections and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention
Chapter 13 Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention
Chapter 14 Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention
Chapter 15 Heredity and Disease
Part V Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter 16 Using Drugs Responsibly
Chapter 17 Eliminating Tobacco Use
Chapter 18 Using Alcohol Responsibly
Part VI Making Healthy Choices
Chapter 19 Making Decisions About Health Care
Chapter 20 Exploring Alternative Medicines
Chapter 21 Accidents and Injuries
Part VII Overcoming Objectives
Chapter 22 Understanding Aging and Dying
Chapter 23 Violence in Our Society
Chapter 24 Working Toward a Healthy Environment
Gordon Edlin, PhD-Professor of Genetics Emeritus, University of California, Davis, California
Gordon Edlin, PhD, has a bachelor's degree in physics from MIT and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oregon. He was a professor of genetics at the University of California, Davis, for 22 years, where his research focused on the molecular biology of microorganisms. His interest in health was dramatically increased after he was tear-gassed on the Berkeley campus in the late 1960s while protesting the Vietnam War. Although his approach to health and medicine is scientific, he also has considerable experience with alternative medicines.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284079937
- ISBN-13: 9780763736521
Eric Golanty, PhD-Las Positas College
Eric Golanty is professor emeritus of health and wellness at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. He has a bachelor's and a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in human development and family studies from the University of California, Davis. He has taught personal health and human sexuality and supervised peer health counseling and health educator training at Las Positas College and UC Davis. He has taught personal health online since 2000 and has developed distance learning programs and trained faculty in educational uses of the Internet. He is co-author of the college texts Health and Wellness, Human Sexuality: The Basics, and Human Reproduction. He also is co-author of the pocket handbook First Aid for Sports Injuries and author of the self-help book, How to Prevent and Help Heal Running and Other Sports Injuries.