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Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 8th Edition

  • Jeff Housman
  • Mary Odum
  • ISBN-10: 1284152790
  • ISBN-13: 9781284152791
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

The eighth edition of Alters & Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living provides students with modern, real-world content to help them live well, age well, and make informed health decisions. The authors combine evidence-based information with critical thinking activities to guide students toward healthy living through analysis of their own health behavior. The Eighth Edition is updated with the latest topics and issues related to sexuality, gender and culture, community violence, consumer health, and much more. Through active use of the text students will gain a solid understanding of major concepts of healthy living that can be applied to their personal lives, as well as future health-related careers. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.


  • Critical Thinking -- A critical-thinking approach encourages students to consider their own behaviors in light of the knowledge they are gaining

  • Evidence-Based -- Students will learn how to distinguish evidence-based information from unreliable health information found in the media

  • Updated Content – Features heavily revisedChapter 4, Violence & Abuse, andChapter 6, Romantic Relationships and Sexuality

  • Managing Your Health – These entries contain short essays or list of tips that focus on ways to live a healthier life

  • Diversity in Health – These case studies highlight experiences of diverse populations regarding specific health behaviors and their outcomes

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Health: The Foundation for Life
Chapter 2: Psychological Health
Chapter 3: Stress and Its Management
Chapter 4: Violence and Abuse
Chapter 5: Reproductive Health
Chapter 6: Romantic Relationships and Sexuality
Chapter 7: Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter 8: Alcohol and Tobacco
Chapter 9: Nutrition
Chapter 10: Body Weight and Its Management
Chapter 11: Physical Fitness
Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Health
Chapter 13: Cancer
Chapter 14: Infection, Immunity, and Noninfectious Disease
Chapter 15: Aging, Dying, and Death
Chapter 16: Environmental Health