Health and Wellness

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sep 29, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 810 pages
The 10th edition of Health & Wellness provides a holistic view of what it really means to be healthy today. The text draws a parallel between the behaviors, social and physical environment as well as the positive mind and body attitude necessary to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle. Several features have been developed to help students learn and understand the concepts of health and wellness in the text such as Learning Objectives, Self-assessments, key terms, epigrams and health tips. Chapters conclude with Critical Thinking about Health and encourage students to answer questions and explore their own opinions on health topics. End of chapter material includes Health in review – brief review of the chapter, Health and Wellness online a glimpse at the resources available on the web, References, Suggested readings, and recommended websites. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

Contents
Features
Preface
A Note of Thanks
Part One
Chapter One
The Definition of Health
Homeostasis and Health
Part Six
Chapter Nineteen
Being a Wise Health Care Consumer
Choosing a Health Care Provider
Seeing the Doctor
Hospitals
Understanding Health Insurance
How the Federal Government Supports Health Care

Models of Health
Dimensions of Health and Wellness
Taking Responsibility for Your Health
Healthy People 2010
Health Issues of College Students
Making Healthy Changes
Chapter Two
MindBody Communication
The Autonomic Nervous System
Hormones
The Mind Can Create Illness or Wellness
MindBody Healing
Faith and Healing
Spirituality Religion and Health
Hypnosis and Healing
Virtual Reality Therapies
Meditation
The Power of Suggestion
Image Visualization
Taking Time Out to Quiet the Mind
Chapter Three
How Stress Occurs
How Stress Contributes to Illness
Managing Stress
College Student Stress
Time Management
What You Can Do About Stress
Chapter Four
Some Mental Illnesses Have Their Origins in Biology
Basic Needs and Mental Health
Thoughts Emotions and Mental Health
Positive Thoughts and Emotions Contribute to Health
Developing Coping Strategies
Social Support Contributes to Health
Fears Phobias and Anxiety
Depression
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
Anger
Sleep and Dreams
Mental Disorders
Part Two
Chapter Five
Dietary Guidelines for Eating Right
Food Guide Pyramids
Food Labels
The Three Functions of Food
The Seven Components of Food
Dietary Supplements
Food Additives
Food Safety
Fast Food
Vegetarian Diets
How Food Affects the Brain
Tips for Eating Healthy When Eating Out
Chapter Six
What Is Healthy Weight?
The Regulation of Body Fat
Diets Dont Work
Sensible Weight Management
The Medical Management of Overweight
WeightControl Fads and Fallacies
Body Image
Eating Disorders
Its in Your Hands
Chapter Seven
The Defintion of Physical Activity
Physical Activity for Health
Components of Physical Activity
Physical Activity Among College Students
Integrating Physical Activity in Your Life
PerformanceEnhancing Substances
Sports Injuries
Physical Activity in Cold and Hot Weather
A Plan for Fitness
Part Three
Chapter Eight
The Physical Dimension
The Psychological Dimension
The Orientation Dimension
The Behavioral Dimension
The Relationship Dimension
Communicating in Intimate Relationships
Chapter Nine
Choosing Whether to Be a Parent
Becoming Pregnant
Pregnancy
Health Habits During Pregnancy
Risks to Fetal Development
How Birth Defects Are Detected
Childbirth
Medical Interventions
The Postpartum Transition
Infertility
Adoption
Chapter Ten
Fertility Control Effectiveness
Withdrawal
Douching
The Intrauterine Device
Barrier Methods
Fertility Awareness Methods
Sterilization
Choosing the Right Fertility Control Method
Responsibility for Fertility Control
Talking About Fertility Control
Why People Do Not Use Fertility Control
Emergency Contraception
Abortion
Chapter Eleven
What Is an STD?
STD Risk Factors
Common STDs
Reducing the STD Epidemic in the United States
Preventing STDs
Part Four
Understanding and Preventing Disease
Chapter Twelve
Infectious Microorganisms
Recognizing Agents of Infectious Disease
Fighting Infectious Diseases
How the Body Protects Itself
Common Infectious Diseases
The Immune System Battles Infections
Immunizations
Understanding Allergies
Recognition of Self
AIDS and HIV
Preventing Infections
Chapter Thirteen
Understanding Cancer
Causes of Cancer
Environmental Factors That Cause Cancer
Facts About Common Cancers
Diet and Cancer Risk
Cancer Treatments
Chapter Fourteen
Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases
Atherosclerosis
Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
Diet and Cardiovascular Disease
Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter Fifteen
Chromosomal Abnormalities
Congenital Defects
Preventing Hereditary Diseases Prenatal Testing
Part Five
Chapter Sixteen
What Is a Drug?
The Overmedicating of Americans
The FDA and You
Drug Misuse Abuse and Addiction
Stimulants
Club Drugs
Depressants
Marijuana
Hallucinogens
Phencyclidine PCP
Inhalants
Anabolic Steroids
Chapter Seventeen
Tobacco Use in the United States
What Is Tobacco?
Physiological Effects of Tobacco
Smokeless Tobacco
Cigars
Smoking and Disease
Why People Smoke
Quitting Smoking
The War of Words
Chapter Eighteen
History of Alcohol Use
Drinking on Campus
How Alcohol Affects the Body
The Effects of Alcohol on Behavior
Other Effects of Alcohol
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Responsible Drinking
Health Care Costs
Cosmetic Surgery
Chapter Twenty
Defining Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicines
Choosing an Alternative Medicine
Chapter TwentyOne
Unintentional Injuries and Accidents
Motor Vehicle Safety
Motorcycle Safety
Pedestrian Safety
Bicycle Safety
Home and Community Safety
Work Safety
Sports and Recreational Injuries
First Aid and Emergencies
Part Seven
Chapter TwentyTwo
Americas Aging Population
How Long Can Human Beings Live?
Theories of Aging
Alzheimers Disease and Senile Dementia
Parkinsons Disease
Osteoporosis
AgeRelated Vision Loss
AgeRelated Hearing Loss
Physical Exercise May Slow Aging
Thinking About Aging
EndofLife Decisions
Healthy Aging Depends on a Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter TwentyThree
Intimate Partner Violence
Maltreatment of Children
Coping with Anger
Sexual Violence
Elder Abuse
Firearm Violence
Terrorism and Violence
Violence Is Not Inevitable
Chapter TwentyFour
Outdoor Air Pollution
Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming
Indoor Air Pollution
Water Pollution
Land Pollution
Pesticides
Endocrine Disruptors
Toxic Plastics
Electromagnetic and Microwave Radiation
Noise Pollution
How Human Population Growth Affects Us
APPENDIX
Exercise 1 Experiencing the Peacefulness of a Mountain Lake
Exercise 2 Open Heart and Compassion Meditation
Exercise 3 Progressive Muscular Relaxation
Exercise 4 Hatha Yoga Postures Asanas
Exercise 5 Tai Chi Movements
APPENDIX
GLOSSARY
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
S
T
U
W
Z
CHAPTER
12 Health Issues Affecting My Academic Performance
13 My Campus Health Environment
14 My Health and Wellness Assessment
Health and Wellness Assessment
15 My Health Behaviors
16 My Personal Vital Statistics
17 Health Behavior Change Project
CHAPTER
22 Autogenic Training
23 Anchoring
24 Image Visualization
25 Progressive Muscle Relaxation
26 Quiet Time Exploration
27 The Power Write
28 Massage
29 Leaving It at the River
CHAPTER
32 My Stress Reactions
33 How Susceptible Am I to Stress?
34 Warning Signs of Stress
35 My Life Changes and Stress
First Things First
37 Time Audit for Time Management
38 Are You a Procrastinator?
39 Minimizing Inclass Listening Errors
310 Image Visualization for Exam Anxiety
CHAPTER
42 My Definition of Mental Health
43 Keeping a Journal
44 My Fears and Phobias
45 My Sleep and Dream Record
46 How Can I Sleep Better?
47 How Do I Affect Others?
48 Disarming Your Internal Critic
49 Constructing Your Personal House
CHAPTER
52 My Food Diary
53 My Dietary Analysis
54 FastFood Restaurant Research
55 Can I Read a Food Label?
56 FiveADay
57 My Fiber Consumption
58 Dietary Fat Consumption
59 My Soda Consumption
CHAPTER
62 Managing My Weight
63 My Body Image
CHAPTER
72 Walking for Health
73 My Target Heart Rate Zone
74 My Fitness Index
75 Increasing My Physical Fitness
76 My Flexibility Index
77 Increasing My Flexibility
78 The Sun Salute
CHAPTER
82 My Sexual Attitudes
83 My Sexual Values
84 Sexual Communication
85 My Attitudes About Love
86 My Relationship Wants and Needs
87 My Relationship Values
88 Listening Exercise
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102 Choosing a Contraceptive
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112 AIDS in Film
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132 My Environmental Cancer Risks
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162 Medicines I Take
163 Nonessential Drugs I Consume
164 Drugs in Media and Advertising
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172 Am I Addicted to Nicotine?
173 If You Want to Quit
174 The CutBack Method for Quitting Smoking
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182 Cutting Down on Drinking
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192 Am I an Intelligent Health Consumer?
193 Using the Internet for Health Research
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212 Preventing Unintentional Injury
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242 How Environmentally Friendly Is My Car?
243 How Healthy Is My Drinking Water?
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