An Invitation to Health

  • AUTHOR: Dianne Hales
  • ISBN-13: 9781111827007 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 704 Pages  Paperback 
  • 15th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2007
  • ©2013     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites your students to build their future of healthy living by applying the concepts to evaluate their current lifestyle and make healthy changes. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE integrates a comprehensive presentation of health concepts--body, mind, and spirit--with a wealth of applications for the students' lives, including "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention" and "Making Change Happen." New to this edition is a feature called "Health in Action," which provides a brief list of Do's and Don'ts for specific behaviors. Recognizing the impact of the current economic environment, "Health on a Budget" demonstrates practical ways that students can achieve their goals by drawing on internal resources. . The most student-oriented text on the market, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE is packed with relevant examples, colorful photos, figures, and new research and statistics presented in an engaging way. This complete textbook program provides an outstanding set of resources for both students and instructors to accomplish key goals of the course and reinforce learning. Choose AN INVITATION TO HEALTH for your course and motivate your students to change.

Features

  • Comprehensive coverage: Designed for an introductory-level personal health course, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE, is known for its emphasis on behavior change, up-to-date coverage, student-friendly style, and practical, action-oriented approach. It covers a wide range of health topics, from fitness and nutrition to disease prevention, stress management, and development of healthy relationships.
  • Build Your Future: The theme of this edition is that the choices students make now impact their health in the future.
  • Positive change: The cornerstone of this text, behavior change is an increasingly emphasized theme that reflects the need for improving health behaviors and making healthy changes.
  • Strategies for change: The text offers a wealth of tips and strategies for making positive life changes. In addition to the "Your Strategies for Change/Your Strategies for Prevention" boxes, Learn It/Live It, Your Health Action Plan and "Self-Surveys," there are links to the new companion book INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE, which offers ways to implement change in a variety of areas.
  • Online tools: This text is fully integrated with online teaching and learning resources that include INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE labs, interactive behavior change planner, videos, and more.
  • Dianne Hales is a successful textbook author and prolific health journalist whose immersion in current health issues is reflected throughout the text. With her unique understanding of today's college students, Hales focuses on topics and issues that are important and relevant to your students.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Dianne Hales

    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 Solidarietà Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her bestselling 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 the biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.

Table of Contents

Section I: Building Your Future.
1. Your Invitation to a Healthy Future.
2. Body, Mind, and Spirit.
3. Caring for Your Mind.
4. Personal Stress Management.
5. Social Health.
Section II: Healthy Lifestyles.
6. Personal Nutrition.
7. Managing Your Weight.
8. The Joy of Fitness.
Section III: Responsible Sexuality.
9. Personal Sexuality.
10. Reproductive Choices.
11. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Section IV: Making Healthy Choices.
12. Addictions.
13. Alcohol.
14. Tobacco.
Section V: Taking Charge of Your Health.
15. Major Diseases.
16. Infectious Illnesses.
17. Traditional and Non-Traditional Health Care.
Section VI: Health in Context.
18. Personal Safety.
19. A Healthier Environment.
20. A Lifetime of Health.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! "Health in Action" gives students a brief list of Do's and Don'ts for healthy behavior. Examples include "Count Your Blessings," "Assessing a Relationship," and "Analyzing Your Diet".
  • NEW! "Health in the Headlines" provides links to articles in Global Health Watch reporting on a variety of hot topics--for example, "Depression Update," "Relationships in the 21st Century," and "The Impact of Obesity".
  • NEW! The latest research and coverage has been added, including new information on consumer health, positive psychology, sexual responsibility, and drug usage.
  • NEW! Personal choice: An important component of changing for lifelong healthy living is personal choice. Two new features encourage students to self-assess for healthy change. "How Do You Compare" encourages students to compare their attitudes and behaviors to those of other students. "Build Your Future" provides a checklist of change behaviors based on the topic of each chapter.
  • NEW! Chapter 5 on Social Health addresses online relationships, protecting oneself and one’s privacy, and more.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Careers in Health, Physical Education, and Sports  (ISBN-10: 0495388394 | ISBN-13: 9780495388395)
    Unique to Cengage Learning, this informative supplement walks students through the process of exploring different health-related careers, offers advice on how to prepare for the transition into the working world, and gives valuable insight into different types of career paths, education requirements, and reasonable salary expectations.
    Price = 54.50
  • Pedometers  (ISBN-10: 0495013153 | ISBN-13: 9780495013150)
    Increase your health step by step with the Walk4Life® Elite Model pedometer, which tracks steps, elapsed time, and distance, as well as includes a calorie counter and clock.
    Price = 63.00
  • Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)
    Bring currency to your classroom with GLOBAL HEALTH WATCH from Cengage Learning! This focused portal is a student-friendly, convenient website for classroom discussion and research projects. GLOBAL HEALTH WATCH provides thousands of trusted Health sources, including academic journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, podcasts and more, accessible through a powerful search engine. It is updated daily to offer the most current news about topics related to Health. Bundle this valuable resource at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title or have your students purchase the resource center as a standalone item.
    Price = 18.25
  • Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)
    Updated daily, Global Health Watch is a focused portal into the Health and Wellness Resource Center and an ideal resource for classroom discussion and research projects. This resource center keeps courses up-to-date with the most current news on health and wellness. Students get access to information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines, as well as statistics, videos, primary sources, case studies, and much more. Bundled at no additional charge with any Cengage Learning title, the Global Health Watch can also be purchased as a standalone item.
    Price = 24.25
  • Diet Analysis Plus, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0538495081 | ISBN-13: 9780538495080)
    Take control. Reach your goals. Experience Diet Analysis Plus. Diet Analysis Plus allows students to track their diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food they eat so they can adjust their diets to reach personal health goals--all while gaining a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, their lives. Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database; customizable reports; new assignable labs; custom food and recipe features; the latest Dietary Reference Intakes; and goals and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Updated for Fall 2010, new features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, easy-to-use instructor page, and resources tab with helpful information. Use the Diet Analysis Plus activities in all our Introductory Nutrition textbooks to show students how the concepts they learn in the text relate to their personal health goals.
    Price = 42.00
  • Diet Analysis Plus, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 053849509X | ISBN-13: 9780538495097)
    Take control. Reach your goals. Experience Diet Analysis Plus. Diet Analysis Plus allows students to track their diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food they eat so they can adjust their diets to reach personal health goals--all while gaining a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, their lives. Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database; customizable reports; new assignable labs; custom food and recipe features; the latest Dietary Reference Intakes; and goals and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Updated for Fall 2010, new features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, easy-to-use instructor page, and resources tab with helpful information. Use the Diet Analysis Plus activities in all our Introductory Nutrition textbooks to show students how the concepts they learn in the text relate to their personal health goals.
    Price = 56.00

Student Supplements

  • Careers in Health, Physical Education, and Sports  (ISBN-10: 0495388394 | ISBN-13: 9780495388395)
    Walking you through the process of exploring the type of health-related career you may want to pursue, this informative supplement helps you prepare for the transition into the working world as well as offers insight into different types of career paths, education requirements, and reasonable salary expectations. A designated chapter discusses some of the legal issues that surround the workplace, including discrimination and harassment, while personal development activities encourage you to focus and develop better insight into your future.
    Price = 54.50
  • Pedometers  (ISBN-10: 0495013153 | ISBN-13: 9780495013150)
    Increase your health step by step with the Walk4Life® Elite Model pedometer, which tracks steps, elapsed time, and distance, as well as includes a calorie counter and clock.
    Price = 63.00
  • Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)
    Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.
    Price = 18.25
  • Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)
    Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.
    Price = 24.25
  • Diet Analysis Plus, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0538495081 | ISBN-13: 9780538495080)
    The top-rated diet-analysis software and a must-have for success in your health course, DIET ANALYSIS PLUS enables you to track your diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat! Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database, custom food and recipe features, the latest Dietary References, as well as your goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. New features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, and resources tab with helpful information. You can create your own personal profile based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level-AND use this information to adjust your diet and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. The dynamic interface makes it easy for you to track the types and serving sizes of the foods consumed from one day to 365 days. DIET ANALYSIS PLUS can help you gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, your life.
    Price = 42.00
  • Diet Analysis Plus, 2 term (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 053849509X | ISBN-13: 9780538495097)
    The top-rated diet-analysis software and a must-have for success in your nutrition course, DIET ANALYSIS PLUS enables you to track your diet and physical activity, and analyze the nutritional value of the food you eat! Diet Analysis Plus includes a 20,000+ food database, custom food and recipe features, the latest Dietary References, as well as your goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. New features include enhanced search functionality with filter option, and resources tab with helpful information. You can create your own personal profile based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level-AND use this information to adjust your diet and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. The dynamic interface makes it easy for you to track the types and serving sizes of the foods consumed from one day to 365 days. DIET ANALYSIS PLUS can help you gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to, and impacts, your life and is a valuable partner to your Nutrition course.
    Price = 56.00

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  • Looseleaf Edition
    ISBN-10: 1111990336 | ISBN-13: 9781111990336
    Price = $107.25