An Invitation to Health: Live It Now! Brief Edition

  • AUTHOR: Dianne Hales
  • ISBN-13: 9781305113565 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 512 Pages  Paperback 
  • 9th Edition
  • ©2016     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Offering the most current coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! BRIEF EDITION, 9e equips students with the information and tools they need to build a foundation for a future of healthy living. Extremely student friendly, this market-leading personal health text integrates health concepts-body, mind, and spirit-with hands-on applications students can immediately begin putting into action. "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," and "Health Now" features enable students to start living what they're learning about health, making positive changes right now. "Health on a Budget" demonstrates practical ways students can achieve their goals in low- and no-cost ways, while "Consumer Alert" helps them apply critical thinking skills in evaluating health care. In addition, MindTap provides the ultimate personal learning experience by combining a wealth of digital resources into a single learning path to maximize course success.

Features

  • Dianne Hales is a leading textbook author and prolific health journalist whose immersion in current health issues is reflected throughout AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! BRIEF EDITION, 9e. Hales' unique understanding of today's college students enables her to focus on topics and issues that are important and relevant to your students and will allow them to immediately make positive changes in their behavior.
  • With her signature student-friendly style, Hales emphasizes behavior change using a practical, action-oriented approach.
  • The text offers a wealth of insightful tips and strategies to help students make positive life changes. Hallmark features include "Your Strategies for Change," "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health on a Budget," and "Consumer Alert."
  • Helping students maximize their study time, MindTap provides a unique personal learning experience that combines all the text's digital assets-reading, multimedia, activities, and assessments-into a single learning path to ensure course success.
  • Giving students hands-on experience with chapter concepts, integrated online teaching and learning resources include health surveys, an interactive behavior change planner, videos, and more.

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

1. The Power of Now.
2. Your Psychological and Spiritual Well Being.
3. Personal Stress Management.
4. Your Social Health.
5. Personal Nutrition.
6. Managing Your Weight.
7. The Joy of Fitness.
8. Sexual Health.
9. Reproductive Choices.
10. Major Diseases.
11. Addictions.
12. Alcohol and Tobacco.
13. Consumer Health.
14. A Healthier Environment.
15. A Lifetime of Health.

New to this Edition

  • New chapter (Chapter 13) on Consumer Health, which includes ways to evaluate health information, prepare for a medical exam, get quality traditional and alternative health care, and navigate the health-care system.
  • The theme of the 9/e is "Live It Now!" emphasizing that students can make healthy changes and choices now that will ensure a lifetime of health.
  • Live It Now checklist at the end of each chapter gives students ways to assess their current status and work toward specific goals.
  • As always, Invitation to Health presents the most current research on such emerging topics as the health impacts of stress, campus hookups, autism spectrum disorders, caffeinated alcoholic beverages, gun violence, and many, many more.

Components

Teacher Components

  • 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
  • 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

Student Supplements

  • 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
  • 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

Alternate Formats

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  • MindTap 1 Term (6 Months) + Bound Book
    ISBN-10: 1305706609  | ISBN-13: 9781305706606
    Price = $118.50
  • MindTap 1 Term (6 Months) + Loose-leaf
    ISBN-10:  1337075698 | ISBN-13:  9781337075695
    Price = $107.00