Synopses & Reviews
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 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 Solidarieta 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.
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.