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An Invitation to Health, 4th Edition

  • Dianne Hales
  • Lara Lauzon
  • ISBN-10: 017653153X
  • ISBN-13: 9780176531539
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

An Invitation to Health, fourth Canadian edition, provides you with information, advice, recommendations, and research, so that you can take charge of your own health. However, knowledge alone can’t assure you a lifetime of well-being. The skills you acquire, the habits you form, the choices you make, and the way you live day by day will all shape your health and your future. We hope you will embrace health and wellness so that you have the opportunity to live a fulfilling life and realize your potential. This is our invitation to you. —Dianne Hales —Lara Lauzon

Features

  • Strategies for Change boxes appear throughout the text and provide practical, checklist-format, behavioural change strategies for achieving better health.

  • Strategies for Prevention boxes appear throughout the text and provide effective, checklist-format strategies for preventing health problems and reducing health risks.

  • 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.

  • Self-Responsibility and Social Responsibility boxes have been designed to help students reflect on the Stages of Change model and determine how positive lifestyle change affects both individuals and society.

  • 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.

  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) are found at the beginning of each chapter. These engage students with answers to the most commonly asked health and wellness questions, such as: “What is health?” “How do I overcome a weight problem?” “What causes drug dependence and abuse?” “What can help me relax?” and “What is spirituality?” Page references are included after each question, signalling where the answer can be found.

  • Chapter Summary is a study feature that reviews important chapter material by asking multiple-choice questions. Answers are provided at the end of the chapter.

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, Health, and Athletic Performance
Chapter 5: Personal Nutrition
Chapter 6: Healthy Eating for Weight Management
Chapter 7: Personal Relationships and Sexuality
Chapter 8: Birth Control Choices and Pregnancy
Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases
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
Glossary
References
Index

New to this edition

  • Canadian-related research. The most up-to-date health research and research on Canadian students and students from other countries appears in every chapter.
  • New Self-Surveys are integrated throughout the text, enabling students to assess their healthiness and relate chapter material to their own behaviours. Self-surveys include a Student Stress Scale and How Safe Is Your School?
  • The Spirit of Health and Wellness. The fourth Canadian edition includes an entire chapter dedicated to the spiritual dimension of health and wellness, with current research on the link between spirituality and health. Included is a section describing the religions of the world, information on the connection of nature and spirituality, and a special section on First Nations’ Spirituality.

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

CourseMate Printed Access Card (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176683445 | ISBN-13: 9780176683443)
CengageNow Instant Access Code (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 017668347X | ISBN-13: 9780176683474)
CengageNow Printed Access Card (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176683496 | ISBN-13: 9780176683498)
CourseMate Instant Access Code (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176683429 | ISBN-13: 9780176683429)
Instructor's Resource CD to accompany Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176582371 | ISBN-13: 9780176582371)
AN INVITATION TO HEALTH 4CE  (ISBN-10: 0176683488 | ISBN-13: 9780176683481)

Student Supplements

CourseMate Printed Access Card (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176683445 | ISBN-13: 9780176683443)
CengageNow Instant Access Code (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 017668347X | ISBN-13: 9780176683474)
CengageNow Printed Access Card (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176683496 | ISBN-13: 9780176683498)
CourseMate Instant Access Code (6 Months) for an Invitation to Health, 4ce  (ISBN-10: 0176683429 | ISBN-13: 9780176683429)
AN INVITATION TO HEALTH 4CE  (ISBN-10: 0176683488 | ISBN-13: 9780176683481)