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Revised and updated throughout with the latest data and statistics, the Eleventh Edition of Health & Wellness engages students with specific tips and guidelines to help them evaluate and improve their health habits. The text, along with the accompanying website, encourages students to learn the skills they need to enhance the quality and longevity of their life. Health and Wellness covers the many perspectives of personal health, including physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual perspectives, with a central theme of self-responsibility for one’s behavior.
The For Your Health Study Guide and Self-Assessment Workbook is now available in the back of the book at no additional cost. Perforated pages allow lab activities to be submitted for evaluation and grading.
Features & Benefits
Includes new information on MyPlate and updated data on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Discusses emerging environmental health problems such as chemicals that mimic human hormones.
Updated with the latest coverage of alternative medicines and prescription drug recalls.
Includes updated statistics and graphs from the National Safety Council.
Provides discussion of the disparities in ethnic and racial medical.
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 1 Achieving Wellness
Chapter 1 Achieving Personal Health
Chapter 2 Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness
Chapter 3 Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony
Chapter 4 Mental Health
Part 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter 16 Using Drugs Responsibly
Chapter 17 Eliminating Tobacco Use
Chapter 18 Using Alcohol Responsibly
Part 6 Making Healthy Choices
Chapter 19 Making Decisions About Health Care
Chapter 20 Exploring Alternative Medicines
Chapter 21 Accidents and Injuries
Part 7 Overcoming Obstacles
Chapter 22 Understanding Aging and Dying
Chapter 23 Violence in Our Society
Chapter 24 Working Toward a Healthy Environment
Appendix A Health Enhancement Methods
Appendix B Calendar of Events and Health Organizations
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: 9781284067293
- ISBN-13: 9781284079937
- ISBN-13: 9781449686901
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.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9780763736521