An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health 19th Edition by Dianne Hales, ISBN-13: 978-0357136799


An Invitation to Health: Taking Charge of Your Health 19th Edition by Dianne Hales, ISBN-13: 978-0357136799

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  • Publisher: ‎ Cengage Learning; 19th edition (January 31, 2020)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 624 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0357136799
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0357136799

From physical and mental to social and sexual, Dianne Hales’ AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH helps students achieve a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. The 19th Edition covers new research on such topics as happiness and health, current statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mental health and anxiety, screen time and online presence, Dietary Guidelines, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, substance abuse including new information on the opioid epidemic, dubious diets and trendy foods, fitness monitors, vaping and cannabinoids. It also addresses healthy living on a budget, preventive measures and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits.

Table of Contents:

1. Taking Charge of Your Health.

2. Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being.

3. Caring for Your Mind.

4: Stress Management.

5. Personal Nutrition.

6. Weight Management and the Obesity Epidemic.

7. Physical Activity and Fitness.

8. Communicating and Connecting.

9. Sexual Health.

10. Reproductive Options.

11. Sexually Transmitted Infections.

12. Major Diseases.

13. Infectious Diseases.

14. Consumer Health.

15. Addictive Behaviors and Drugs.

16. Alcohol.

17. Tobacco.

18. Personal Safety.

19. A Healthier Environment.

20. A Lifetime of Health.

Dianne Hales is a widely published and esteemed journalist and author. In addition to more than 30 editions of college textbooks related to health, she is the author of 16 trade books, including LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD; MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED; LA BELLA LINGUA; JUST LIKE A WOMAN; and CARING FOR THE MIND. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Korean. Hales is a former contributing editor for Parade, Ladies’ Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health, and she has written more than 1,000 articles for national publications. She has received writing awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association; an EMMA (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College; three EDI (Equality, Dignity, Inclusion) awards for print journalism from the National Easter Seal Society; the National Mature Media Award; and awards from the Arthritis Foundation, California Psychiatric Association, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and New York Public Library.

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