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AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS presents the dimensions of wellness within a manageable 15 chapters. This new text teaches students that wellness is about taking responsibility and making healthy choices. There is a strong emphasis on behavior change, including "The Wellness Coach" lists, "Making Healthy Choices" and "Your Action Plan" sections, and the "Wellness Journal." From the engaging writing to the practical pedagogy, students are given the tools they need to understand the importance of good health, as well as how the topics relate to their own lives, which also help students see the relevance for why they are taking the course. Additionally, there are a series of teaching and learning resources that stand above the rest. Included is the new HealthNOW online assessment resource that will help students understand their knowledge of the material and provide interactive study tools that will engage them in the material. From the text, to the classroom, to the household, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS will match the course objectives and drive students to live a healthy lifestyle.
About the Author
Dianne Hales is a successful health, fitness, and wellness author of several higher-education textbooks, including AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BRIEF, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE (coming in 2008), all with Cengage/Wadsworth. An accomplished journalist and trade author, she also has published JUST LIKE A WOMAN (Bantam, 2000); CARING FOR THE MIND (Bantam, 1996); THE MIND MOOD PILL BOOK (Bantam, 2001); and THINK THIN, BE THIN (Broadway, 2005). In addition, she is a contributing editor to PARADE magazine and has written for many national magazines. Hales's success is due in large part to her extensive research into the latest developments in health, fitness, and wellness. Her engaging writing style, vivid examples, and creative pedagogy are highly effective in capturing and keeping students' interest. In her role as a journalist, Hales interviews leading health, fitness, and wellness researchers/experts and incorporates their insights into her textbooks. She is one of the few journalists to be honored with national awards for excellence in writing by both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association. Her writing awards include an EMMA (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women's Political Caucus and Radcliffe College.
Table of Contents
1. An Invitation to Wellness. 2. Making Healthy Changes. 3. The Joy of Fitness. 4. Improving Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness. 5. Strengthening Your Muscles. 6. Staying Flexible. 7. Surviving and Thriving. 8. Making Healthy Food Choices. 9. Taking Control of Your Weight. 10. Keeping Your Heart Healthy. 11. Preventing Cancer and Other Illnesses. 12. Taking Care of Yourself. 13. Avoiding Substance Abuse. 14. Protecting Your Sexual Health. 15. Protecting Your Safety and Environment.
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