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Christian Paths to Health and Wellness

ISBN-10: 0736062270
ISBN-13: 9780736062275
Edition: 2008
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Description: Empowers readers to take responsibility for their health, fitness, and wellness, in a Christian context. Based on a sound, cutting-edge scientific research and Christian principles, with over 300 bible references. Presented in four-color format.   More...

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Empowers readers to take responsibility for their health, fitness, and wellness, in a Christian context. Based on a sound, cutting-edge scientific research and Christian principles, with over 300 bible references. Presented in four-color format. Includes real-life scenarios to foster critical thinking and spur discussions. Supported with study aids, vocabulary lists, glossary definitions, chapter-opening objectives, and chapter-ending questions. Bolstered by instructional support ancillaries, including Web support with sample course syllabi, presentation package with slides, and test package

Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding Your Wellness and Mission
Valuing Wellness
Creation
Fall
Redemption
Fulfillment
Next Steps
Learning Tools
God's Purpose and Your Life's Mission
God's Mission
Making God's Purposes Your Purposes
Pressures That Shape Life's Mission
Your Mission Statement
Goals for the Journey
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Accepting and Caring for Your Body
Examining Body Image and Eating Disorders in Women and Men
Introduction to Dieting, Weight Preoccupation, and Body Image
What Are Eating Disorders?
How Prevalent Are Eating Disorders?
What Causes Eating Disorders?
What God Wants for People
Recovery From an Eating Disorder
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Weight Control
State the Goal
Assess Your Present Lifestyle
Design a Specific Plan
Predict Obstacles
Plan Intervention Strategies
Assess Compliance With the Plan
Assess Progress of Your Overall Goal
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Moving Your Body
Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Training
Setting the Bar: Primary and Secondary Goals
Benefiting From Cardiorespiratory Exercise
Understanding the Three Energy Systems
Evaluating Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Discouraged After Your Aerobic Assessment? Consider This...
Outlining an Aerobic Exercise Prescription
Sample Cardiorespiratory Fitness Programs
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Muscular Strength Assessment and Training
Setting the Bar
Benefits of Strength Training
Assessing Muscular Strength
Strength: Encouragement and Possibilities
Basic Muscle Anatomy
Types of Strength Training
Three-Phase Strength-Training Program
Safety in Strength Training
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Flexibility Assessment and Training
What Is Flexibility?
Factors That Affect Flexibility
Importance of Flexibility
How Much Flexibility Is Enough?
Assessing Your Flexibility
Improving and Maintaining Your Flexibility
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Understanding Your Behaviors
Nutritional Health and Wellness
The Digestive System
Six Major Nutrient Groups
Canadian Food Guide
Vegetarian Alternative
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Emotional Health and Wellness
Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
Pros and Cons of Stress
When Stress Turns Ugly
Depression
Happiness and Life Satisfaction
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Sleep Habits and Wellness
Chronic Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Thieves
Are You Sleep Deprived?
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation
The Architecture of Sleep
How Much Sleep Do You Need?
How to Sleep Like a Log
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Personal Relationships and Wellness
Value of Relationships
Digging Deeper
Personality
Values
Spiritual Gifts
Your SHAPE
Healthy Relationships and Healthy Bodies
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Conclusion
Offering Your Life as a Living Sacrifice
Tools for Achieving Wellness
Seven Steps to Wellness
Next Steps
Learning Tools
Guide for Family and Friends of a Person With Food and Weight Problems
Questionnaires on Eating Behaviors
Strength-Training Program
Glossary
Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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