Health: Making Choices For Life by April Lynch

Health: Making Choices For Life

byApril Lynch, Barry Elmore, Jerome Kotecki

Paperback | December 21, 2012

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&>Built by students for students.

 

Health: Making Choices for Life distinguishes itself by speaking your language and helping you to apply the material to your life and implement real behavior change. Built from the ground up with student-generated content and incorporating technology that students use, this is the health book that you can relate to—the one that will inspire you to choose a healthy lifestyle.

 

The student-savvy approach is demonstrated in many different ways throughout the text and is built on an ultra-modern, magazine-style design with appealing photos and visuals that encourage you to read. Additionally, student stories in both the text and online provide real-life examples of important health issues. Unique, practical tools like the Choosing to Change Worksheets walk you through the steps of behavior change and help you to make informed decisions about your lifestyle choices. Lastly, the authors employ a conversational writing style that speaks directly to you while maintaining quality content and excellent academic rigor.

 

Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringHealth does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringHealth please visit www.masteringhealthandnutrition.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringHealth by searching for 0321982703/ 9780321982704.  MasteringHealth is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

About The Author

April Lynch April Lynch is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in health, science, and genetics. During her tenure with the San Jose Mercury News, the leading newspaper of Silicon Valley, she served as the Science and Health editor, focusing the paper’s coverage on personal health and disease prevention. She has a...

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Title:Health: Making Choices For LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 10.7 × 9.6 × 1 inPublished:December 21, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321516419

ISBN - 13:9780321516411

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Table of Contents

I.      MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES

1. Health in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Choices

 

II.    MAINTAINING MIND-BODY HEALTH

2. Psychosocial Health: Maintaining the Mind and Spirit

3. Stress Management: Coping with College Life

4. Sleep: Repairing Your Body, Recharging Your Mind

 

III.   EATING RIGHT, STAYING FIT

5. Nutrition: Food for Life

6. Physical Activity: For Fitness, Health, and Fun

7. Body Image, Body Weight: Achieving a Healthy Balance

 

IV. AVOIDING ABUSE AND ADDICTION

8. Compulsive Behaviors and Psychoactive Drugs: Understanding Addiction

9. Alcohol: Choices and Challenges

10. Tobacco: A Clear and Present Danger

 

V.   REDUCING YOUR RISK OF DISEASE

11. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk

12. Cancer: Take-Charge Choices

13. Immunity and Infection: Breaking the Chain

 

VI.    BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

14. Relationships: Communication, Conflict, and Commitment

15. Sexuality: Your Body, Your Choices

16. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Safeguard your Sexual Health

17. Contraception: Avoiding Unintended Pregnancy

18. Choosing Parenthood: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Challenge of Infertility

 

VII.   PRESERVING YOUR HEALTH

19. Consumer Health: Options in Health Care

20. Personal Safety: Caution Ahead

21. Environmental Health: Protecting Yourself and Your World

22. Navigating Change: The Gifts and Challenges of Aging