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An Invitation To Health, 3rd Edition

  • Dianne Hales
  • Lara Lauzon
  • ISBN-10: 0176503765
  • ISBN-13: 9780176503765
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The third Canadian edition of An Invitation to Health offers new information, research and resources that encourage behaviour change, while providing practical ways to achieve it. This edition looks to meet the needs of Canadian students and instructors in faculties of Health, Health Science, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Police Foundations and Education. In addition to providing up-to-the-minute information in an ever-evolving field, this edition also provides deeper Canadian content, a balance between content and application, updated figures, photos and tables, and new interactive elements to allow students to truly learn it and live it.

Features

  • Self-Responsibility and Social Responsibility boxes have been designed to help students reflect on the Stages of Change model and determine at which stage they are with regard to making lifestyle changes and positive health and wellness choices.

  • Human Potential stories

  • Canadian-related research

  • Other Outstanding Features and In-Text Tools!

  • The X & Y Files are boxes found throughout the text that focus on topics related to sex and gender differences in health. Among the topics covered are differences in susceptibility to cancer, differences in stress vulnerabilities, differences in communication styles, and differences in vulnerability to alcohol and drug abuse.

About the 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 most recent trade book is LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD. Others 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, the 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.

Lara Lauzon

Lara Lauzon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Her teaching focus in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education is student health, wellness, and personal potential. Her research specialty is in teacher wellness. She is also a consultant specializing in workplace wellness and leadership. She has worked for not-for-profit, municipal, provincial, and private health and fitness agencies. She co-produced and hosted an internationally syndicated health and fitness show called Body Moves for seven years. She has won many awards, including a Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award (University of Victoria), a Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence, the Victoria “Y” Women of Distinction Award for the fitness and health category, the B.C. Promotion Plus Leadership Award for promotion of girls and women in fitness and sport, a B.C. Paraplegic Association Award for the production of two fitness videos for persons with disabilities, and a Community Wellness Award for outstanding contribution to the field of community wellness. She accepted an honorary membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society at the University of Victoria. She has written hundreds of fitness and health columns for newspapers and health magazines and has published a number of fitness and health journal articles. She is a co-author of Leadership for Recreation, Leisure and Parks Services, fourth edition and also has a chapter titled “A Work In Progress” included in a collaborative work called Wise Women Speak: Changes Along the Path. She is a popular keynote speaker and continues to present health and wellness workshops in Canada and the United States.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Invitation to Health and Wellness
Chapter 2: Psychosocial Health
Chapter 3: Personal Stress Management
Chapter 4: Physical Activity for Fitness and Health and Athletic Performance
Chapter 5: Personal Nutrition
Chapter 6: Healthy Eating for Weight Management
Chapter 7: Communication and Sexuality
Chapter 8: Reproductive Choices
Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself from Infectious Disease
Chapter 10: Lowering Your Risk of Major Diseases
Chapter 11: Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse
Chapter 12: Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Misuse and Abuse
Chapter 13: Traditional and Complementary Health-Care Approaches
Chapter 14: Staying Safe: Preventing Injury, Violence, and Victimization
Chapter 15: Healthy Aging
Chapter 16: Working Toward a Healthy Environment
Chapter 17: The Spirit of Health and Wellness
Answer Key to End of Chapter Questions
Glossary
Index

New to this edition

  • Over half of the Human Potential Stories have been revised. Human Potential stories are about Canadians, many of them university students, who have faced challenges and made a difference in the lives of others. These stories help to illustrate the link between health, wellness, and human potential.
  • Updated statistics from resources such as Health Canada and Stats Canada.
  • New End of Chapter questions.
  • New chapter openers
  • New photos

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CengageNOW 6-months Instant Access for Hales, An Invitation to Health, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 017664668X | ISBN-13: 9780176646684)

CengageNOW!™ This online student study resource is where students can take the Pre-Test for each chapter to determine their personalized Study Plan, then take the Post-Test to determine what concepts they have mastered and what they still need work on to succeed.

CengageNOW 6-months Printed Access Card forHales, An Invitation to Health, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176646663 | ISBN-13: 9780176646660)

CengageNOW!™ This online student study resource is where students can take the Pre-Test for each chapter to determine their personalized Study Plan, then take the Post-Test to determine what concepts they have mastered and what they still need work on to succeed.

Instructors' Resource CD for An Invitation to Health  (ISBN-10: 0176647813 | ISBN-13: 9780176647810)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. (Downloadable web versions are also available at www.invitationhealth3ce.nelson.com.)

Student Supplements

CengageNOW 6-months Instant Access for Hales, An Invitation to Health, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 017664668X | ISBN-13: 9780176646684)

CengageNOW!™ This online student study resource is where students can take the Pre-Test for each chapter to determine their personalized Study Plan, then take the Post-Test to determine what concepts they have mastered and what they still need work on to succeed.

CengageNOW 6-months Printed Access Card forHales, An Invitation to Health, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176646663 | ISBN-13: 9780176646660)

CengageNOW!™ This online student study resource is where students can take the Pre-Test for each chapter to determine their personalized Study Plan, then take the Post-Test to determine what concepts they have mastered and what they still need work on to succeed.