Health and Wellness for Life

ISBN-10: 0736068503
ISBN-13: 9780736068505
Edition: 2009
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List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 5/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

This title provides professors teaching general education health courses the option to customize their student textbooks to match their syllabi. It offers a ready made option for those looking for a book that covers all the essential personal health topics for the general student population.

Standard Book Contents
Preface
Health Promotion
Health and Wellness
Fitness
Benefits and Guidelines
Effective Goals
Theories and Models of Behavior Modification
Health Promotion 101
Chapter Review
Fitness Basics
Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Flexibility
Body Composition
Special Considerations
Being Active in College
Fitness Basics 101
Chapter Review
Nutrition
Body Basics
Digestion, From Beginning to End
Eating a Balanced Diet
Food Safety
Junk Science
Nutrition for Special Populations
Nutrition 101
Chapter Review
Weight Management
How Did We Get Here?
Basic Regulation of Eating and Body Weight
Ways to Assess Weight and Fatness
Health Effects of Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
Causes of Overweight and Obesity, and Underweight
Embracing a Healthy Weight Management Lifestyle
Dieting in the United States
Weight-Loss Maintenance
Critical Moments for Weight Management
Size Acceptance
Managing Too Little Body Weight (Underweight)
Changing the Obesogenic Environment
Weight Management 101
Chapter Review
Mental Health
Young Adults and Mental Health
History and Stigma
Treatment Methods Over Time
Medication
Psychological Theories
What Determines Mental Health?
Diagnosing Mental Illness
Treatment Modalities
Getting Help
Mental Health Professionals
Mental Health 101
Chapter Review
Stress Management
Types of Stress
Types of Stressors
Effects of Stress on Body Systems
Stress and Disease
Stress Management
Negative Coping Techniques
Stress Management 101
Chapter Review
Intimacy and Sexuality
Life Span of Sexual Development
Sexual Anatomy
Stimulation and Climax
Sexual Expression
Spectrum of Sexuality
Sexual Norms
Ability and Sexuality
Intimacy and Sexuality 101
Chapter Review
Reproductive Choices
Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
Choosing a Birth Control Method
Protection Against Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Protection Against Pregnancy Only
Abortion
Reproductive Choices 101
Chapter Review
Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
Conception and Implantation
Pregnancy
Childbirth
Postpartum Period
Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 101
Chapter Review
Infectious Diseases
Chain of Infection
Methods of Transmission
Causes of Infectious Diseases
Risk Factors
Your Body's Defenses
Common Infectious Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Infections
How to Protect Yourself
Infectious Diseases 101
Chapter Review
Chronic Diseases
Cardiovascular Disease
Arthritis
Lung Disease
Cancer
Diabetes
Alzheimer's Disease
Chronic Diseases 101
Chapter Review
Health Care Consumerism
Finding the Right Health Insurance Plan
Choosing a Doctor
Identifying Reliable Information
Being Your Own Health Care Advocate
Reading Medicine Labels
Complementary Alternative Medicine and Alternative Medicine
Avoiding Quacks
Health Care Consumerism 101
Chapter Review
Environmental Health
Ecosystems
Environment and Public Health
Diseases and Disorders
Going Green
Environmental Health 101
Chapter Review
Substance Abuse and Dependency
Scope of the Problem
Who Will Become Abusers?
Types of Drugs
Abuse and Dependency at Different Stages of Life
Substance Abuse and Dependency 101
Chapter Review
Healthy Aging
More People Are Living Longer
Body System Changes During Aging
Aging Theories
Unhealthy Aging
Managing the Changes of Aging
End-of-Life Issues
Healthy Aging 101
Chapter Review
Wellness Throughout Life
Changes in Health and Wellness Over Time
Six Dimensions of Wellness
Factors That Influence Wellness
Reaching and Maintaining Wellness
Wellness Throughout Life 101
Chapter Review
Index
Optional Chapters: Professors may select chapters from the standard text, as well as select from this list of chapters, which are not included in the standard text.
Body Composition
What Is Body Composition?
Body Composition and Health
Assessing Body Composition
Changing Your Body Composition
Body Composition 101
Chapter Review
Musculoskeletal Health
Effects of Physical Activity on Muscle and Bone
Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Structure and Function of Healthy Joints
Joint Diseases
Soft Tissue Injuries
Bone Injuries
Osteoporosis
Low Back Pain
Musculoskeletal Health 101
Chapter Review
Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular System: A Primer
Process of Cardiovascular Disease
Concerns and Causes
Detection, Treatment, and Management
Nonmodifiable Cardiac Risk Factors
Modifiable Risk Factors
Cardiovascular Health 101
Chapter Review
Injury Prevention and First Aid
Injuries
Prevention
First Aid
Injury Prevention and First Aid 101
Chapter Review
Death and Dying
Dying
When Is a Person Dead?
Burial Options
Spiritual Side of Death and Burial
Coping With Death
Death and Dying 101
Chapter Review
Spirituality
Are Your Basic Needs Being Met?
Is Spirituality the Same as Religion?
Spiritual and Religious Beliefs of North America
Spirituality and Health
College Students and Faith Communities
Turning to Faith in Times of Loss
Getting Personal: Spirituality and You
Spirituality 101
Chapter Review
Reproductive Choices
This alternative version of the chapter contains the same information as listed for chapter 8 of the standard book contents, above, except that it does not have the section on abortion.

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