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An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition, 8th Edition

  • includes Personal Wellness Guide
  • Dianne Hales
  • ISBN-10: 1133940005
  • ISBN-13: 9781133940005
  • 560 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Dianne Hales invites students to build their future of healthy living by evaluating their current lifestyles and making healthy changes. Delivering the most current coverage available, this engaging, student-oriented text integrates health concepts--body, mind, and spirit--with a wealth of applications for students' lives. The Eighth Edition provides building blocks like the new "Health in Action" activities and "Build Your Future" checklists to help students have a healthy, happy, fulfilling future. The new chapter on social health addresses important online issues and concerns of students. More than a text, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: BUILD YOUR FUTURE, Brief Edition is a resource for lifelong learning and skills. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • Dianne Hales is a leading textbook author and prolific health journalist whose immersion in current health issues is reflected throughout the text. With her unique understanding of today's college students, Hales focuses on topics and issues that are important and relevant to your students.

  • Providing up-to-date coverage, Hales emphasizes behavior change in a student-friendly style and practical, action-oriented approach.

  • The text offers a wealth of tips and strategies for making positive life changes. Hallmark features include "Your Strategies for Change" and "Your Strategies for Prevention," "Health on a Budget," and "Consumer Alert."

  • Fully integrated online teaching and learning resources include health surveys, an interactive behavior change planner, videos, and more.

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.

Table of Contents

1. Your Invitation to a Healthy Future.
2. Your Psychological and Spiritual Well-being.
3. Personal Stress Management.
4. Your Social Health.
5. Personal Nutrition.
6. Managing Your Weight.
7. The Joy of Fitness.
8. Sexual Health.
9. Conception and Reproduction.
10. Major Diseases.
11. Addictions.
12. Alcohol and Tobacco.
13. Consumer Health.
14. Protecting Yourself and Your Environment.
15. A Lifetime of Health.

New to this edition

  • NEW! Chapter 4, Your Social Health, includes material on communicating, friendships, intimate relationships, marriage, and families. Also covered are issues related to social networking, including self-disclosure and privacy, online dating, and cyberbullying.
  • NEW! The "How Do You Compare?" interactive feature encourages students to compare their own attitudes and behaviors with those of students across the country.
  • NEW! "Health in Action," a practical learn-it and live-it activity, applies lessons from each chapter on such subjects as assessing a relationship, kicking a tobacco habit, or infection protection.
  • NEW! "Build Your Future" end-of-chapter checklists enable students to assess their current status and work toward a healthier future.
  • NEW! The newest research throughout, with the latest statistics on undergraduate behavior and attitudes, new campus health risks including hookah smoking, the combination of binge drinking and disordered drinking, and the latest designer drugs and their effects.

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

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133960456 | ISBN-13: 9781133960454)

Bringing you a wealth of resources, the Instructor's Manual provides learning objectives, detailed chapter outlines, a list of chapter-specific labs, a list of Websites, classroom activities, and teaching strategies. References, readings, and resources are also included for each chapter in the book. The Test Bank provides multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, critical thinking, short answer, and essay questions. The questions are coded according to Bloom's Taxonomy and include page references for the correct answers in the main text.

PowerLecture with JoinIn™ and ExamView®, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133949061 | ISBN-13: 9781133949060)

Making lecture preparation easier, this DVD includes customizable PowerPoint® presentation slides with images from the text, new BBC® video clips, and electronic versions of the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank. JoinIn content for Response Systems tailored to the text allows you to transform your classroom and assess your students' progress with instant in-class quizzes and polls. Featuring automatic grading, ExamView® allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes. See assessments onscreen exactly as they will print or display online. Build tests of up to 250 questions using up to 12 question types and enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing questions.

Personal Wellness Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133939996 | ISBN-13: 9781133939993)

This powerful workbook includes a brief discussion of the current theories behind making positive lifestyle changes, along with exercises to help students make those changes in their everyday lives.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133958230 | ISBN-13: 9781133958239)

Cengage Learning's Health CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Learn more at cengage.com/coursemate.

CengageNOW with InfoTrac 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133958303 | ISBN-13: 9781133958307)

CengageNOW is an online teaching and learning resource that gives you more control in less time and delivers better outcomes--NOW. An integrated solution that provides personalized learning plans to engage students, online self-assessments that can be automatically scored, behavior change planner to help students apply concepts to real-life, and an interactive eBook. CengageNOW also provides access to InfoTrac College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals, giving your students access to an entire library's worth of reliable sources.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133958281 | ISBN-13: 9781133958284)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. This resource allows you to integrate text-specific materials, including self-assessments, videos, and quizzes, into your WebCT course.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 113395829X | ISBN-13: 9781133958291)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. This resource allows you to integrate text-specific materials, including self-assessments, videos, and quizzes, into your Blackboard® course.

MindTap Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition  (ISBN-10: 1285513797 | ISBN-13: 9781285513799)

MindTap Health for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

MindTap Health, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285515714 | ISBN-13: 9781285515717)

MindTap Health for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Pedometers  (ISBN-10: 0495013153 | ISBN-13: 9780495013150)

In alliance with Walk4Life®, students can purchase the Walk4Life Elite Model pedometer, which tracks steps, elapsed time, and distance, as well as includes a calorie counter and a clock, all for just $15.00 with any of our texts. It provides an excellent in-class activity or tool to encourage students to track their steps and walk toward better fitness awareness.

Student Supplements

Personal Wellness Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133939996 | ISBN-13: 9781133939993)

This powerful workbook includes a brief discussion of the current theories behind making positive lifestyle changes, along with exercises to help you make those changes in life.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133958230 | ISBN-13: 9781133958239)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Health CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking and an interactive glossary. Interactive learning tools, including quizzes, flashcards, and more!

CengageNOW with InfoTrac 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133958303 | ISBN-13: 9781133958307)

CengageNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want--NOW. Use the personalized learning plans, online self-assessments, behavior change planner and eBook to help you study at your own pace and apply concepts to your life.

WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133958281 | ISBN-13: 9781133958284)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 113395829X | ISBN-13: 9781133958291)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test prep tools.

MindTap Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition  (ISBN-10: 1285513797 | ISBN-13: 9781285513799)

MindTap Health for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition, 8th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

MindTap Health, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285515714 | ISBN-13: 9781285515717)

MindTap Health for Hales' An Invitation to Health: Building Your Future, Brief Edition, 8th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Health, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285587774 | ISBN-13: 9781285587776)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Health resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Health Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285589688 | ISBN-13: 9781285589688)
CengageNOW on Blackboard, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1285849949 | ISBN-13: 9781285849942)
Pedometers  (ISBN-10: 0495013153 | ISBN-13: 9780495013150)

Increase your health step by step with the Walk4Life® Elite Model pedometer, which tracks steps, elapsed time, and distance, as well as includes a calorie counter and clock.