An Invitation to Health, 18th Edition

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2018 - Health & Fitness - 50 pages
Exploring mind, body and spirit, bestselling health writer Dianne Hales' AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: YOUR LIFE, YOUR FUTURE, 18th Edition, equips you with everything you need to know to adopt a healthy lifestyle right now. It covers new research on such topics as happiness and health, the latest statistics on life expectancy and death rates, mindfulness for college students, 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, immunization, sleep habits, stress levels, safe sex practices, healthier fast food choices, protection from infection, how to recognize substance abuse, dubious diets, fitness monitors and e-cigarettes. It also provides preventive measures, tips for healthy living on a budget, checklists for meeting personal goals and practical strategies that turn small changes into big benefits.
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An Invitation to Health
Psychological and Spiritual WellBeing
Mental Health
Stress Management
Personal Nutrition
Weight Management
Major Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Consumer Health
Addictive Behaviors and Drugs
Personal Safety
A Healthier Environment

Physical Activity and Fitness
Social Health
Sexual Health
Reproductive Options
Sexually Transmitted Infections
A Lifetime of Health
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Dianne Hales is one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects. Her husband, Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. Together, they are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health.

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