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Essentials of Health and Wellness

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ISBN-10: 1401815235

ISBN-13: 9781401815233

Edition: 2005

Authors: James Robinson, Deborah J. McCormick

List price: $199.95
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Each of the 13 million high school students in public high schools are required to take one semester of health education. For health instruction to be successful, the instructional program should be grounded in good science, include a behavioral component, and be packaged in a way that can be easily implemented. Essentials of Health and Wellness provides the teacher with everything needed to engage the learner and to create a successful health course. It is designed to be student friendly and is centered on the important, but often overlooked, notion of building personal wellness. All health concepts are brought back to the student, who is encouraged to develop positive wellness behaviors…    
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List price: $199.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Deborah McCormick is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She received her BS in health and physical education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, her MS in health and physical education from Baylor University, and her PhD in health education from Texas A&M University. Dr. McCormick has also held faculty appointments at Lamar University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Texas State University. She has delivered more than 50 professional presentations to local, state, and national audiences on topics related to health promotion. She is…    

How to Use Essentials of Health and Wellness
Developing Health and Wellness Skills
Health for Adolescents
You and Your Health
The Health Continuum
What Do We Mean by "Health"?
Why Should Health Be Important to You?
Developing Your Health Literacy Skills
Health Literacy Skills
The Wellness Lifestyle
Wellness and Health
Wellness Behaviors
Health Promotion
Developing a Personal Wellness Plan
Acquiring Wellness Information
Problem Solving
Health Risks
Thinking as a Way to Control Risks
The Need for Problem Solving
Problem-Solving Processes
Communicating for Wellness
Effective Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Listening Skills
Communication Styles
Using Communication Effectively
Personal Health
Caring for Yourself
Your Skin
Your Hair
Your Nails
Your Teeth and Gums
Safeguarding Your Senses
The Structure of the Eye
Power of Accommodation
Understanding Growth and Development
Physical and Chemical Changes of Adolescence
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
Physical Health
Eating for Wellness
Dietary Fiber
Planning to Eat Well
Eating Safely
A Healthy Approach to Weight Management
American Views About Weight
Influences on Ideas About Weight
Exploring Body Image
How Much Should I Weigh?
Factors that Affect Weight Management
Healthy Techniques and Strategies to Manage Weight
Understanding Eating Disorders
Creating a Healthy Weight Management Plan
Enjoying a Physically Active Lifestyle
The Benefits of Being Physically Active
Physical Fitness
Avoiding Injury
Developing a Personal Fitness Plan
Preventing Injury
Choices and Consequences
Unintentional Injuries
Intentional Injuries and Violence
Mental Health
Managing Stress
What is Stress?
How Stress Affects Your Body
How Stress Affects Your Health
Protecting Yourself from the Effects of Stress
Managing Stress
Mental and Emotional Health
Defining Mental and Emotional Health
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Developing Your Identity
Characteristics of the Mentally and Emotionally Healthy Person
Defense Mechanisms
Developing Communication Skills
Managing Your Feelings
Understanding Mental Illness
The Human Brain
Recognizing Mental Illness
Causes of Mental Illness
Forms of Mental Disorders
Treatment Professionals
Understanding and Preventing Suicide
Understanding Suicide
Contributing Factors
Protective Factors
Warning Signs
Preventing Suicide
Are You at Risk?
Social Health
Healthy Relationships at Home
What Is A Family?
Qualities of Healthy Family Relationships
Changing Family Structures
Adolescence: Changing Roles and Responsibilities
Common Stressors for Families
When Trouble Strikes
Succeeding in Family Relationships
Health Peer Relationships
Why Social Relationships Are Important
Developing Social Relationships
Types of Friends
Qualities of a True Friend
Common Stressors in Teen Relationships
Skills for Relationship Success
Peer Pressure
Resolving Conflict
Understanding Conflict
Recognizing Potential Conflicts
Experiencing Conflict as a Teen
Approaches to Conflict
Conflict Resolution
Healthy Romantic Relationships
Types of Love
Characteristics of Romantic Relationships
Sternberg's Three Components of Love
The Process of Dating
Unhealthy Relationships
The Greatest Risks to Health and Wellness
The Respiratory System
Why People Smoke
Effects of Tobacco Smoke
Cost of Smoking
Low-Tar, Low-Nicotine Cigarettes
Bidi Cigarettes
Helping Someone Quit Smoking
Smokeless Tobacco
The Nature of Alcohol
Drinking Behaviors
Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Health
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol and the Law
Drug Abuse
The Importance of Medicines
Drug Abuse
Preventing Drug Abuse
Infectious Diseases
History of Infectious Diseases
Causes of Infectious Diseases
The Chain of Infection
Preventing Infectious Diseases
Stages of Disease
Major Infectious Diseases
Chronic Diseases
The Nature of Chronic Diseases
Cardiovascular Disease
Other Chronic Conditions
Healthy Consumerism
Understanding the Media
Defining Terms
Why are the Mass Media Important to Health?
The Media and Social Reality
Advertising in the Mass Media
Violence in the Mass Media
Sex in the Mass Media
Analyzing and Evaluating Media Messages
Understanding Health Information
Health Care in the United States
Finding Health Information
Health Fraud
Self-Responsibility for Health
When to See a Health Care Professional
Types of Health Care
Selecting Health Care Professionals
Communicating with Health Care Providers
Using Medications Wisely
Shopping versus Buying
Becoming a Wise Consumer
Teen Consumer Spending
Becoming a Savvy Spender
Paying for Health Care
Your Rights as a Health Care Consumer
Healthy Adulthood
Stressors of Adulthood
Adolescence: Preparing for Adulthood
Young Adulthood
Middle Adulthood
Older Adulthood
The Healthy Family
Dating and Courtship
Deciding to Have Children
Good Childrearing Practices
Contributing to a Healthy Community
What Is a Community?
What Makes a Healthy Community?