Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Feb 20, 2015 - Health - 718 pages
Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Seventh Edition urges students to think critically about their health and overall wellness and empowers them, with clearly identified tools, to help them reach this goal. It provides a clear and concise introduction to the latest scientific and medical research in personal health and highlights common behaviors and attitudes related to individual health needs. The Seventh Edition, with an all new author team, includes a wealth of new and updated data, including information on obesity and infertility, New & Key Features of the Seventh Edition: - Combines evidence-based information with critical thinking activities to guide students through analysis of their own health behavior - Helps students distinguish evidence-based information from unreliable health information with examples pulled from common advertisements and other media. - Lifestyle analysis activities, provided in the student workbook, use current tools and methods to guide students through the behavior change process. - Diversity in health case studies are used to highlight experiences of diverse populations regarding specific behavioral topics or outcomes. - Managing your health entries in each chapter focus on practical ways to incorporate health behavior into one's lifestyle
 

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Contents

About the Authors
1
Health The Foundation for Life
3
Psychological Health
39
Stress and Its Management
73
Violence and Abuse
99
Reproductive Health
123
Romantic Relationships and Sexuality
167
Drug Use and Abuse
201
Cancer
421
Infection Immunity and Noninfectious Disease
463
Aging Dying and Death
511
Environmental Health
543
The Mission Vision and Goals of Healthy People 2020
569
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
573
Dietary Reference Intakes for Certain Nutrients
581
Food Intake Patterns Based on MyPlate Recommendations
583

Alcohol and Tobacco
235
Nutrition
277
Body Weight and Its Management
319
Physical Fitness
349
Cardiovascular Health
387
Student Workbook to Accompany
589
Glossary
694
Index
704
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Jeff Housman holds a doctorate degree in health education and a master's degree in kinesiology and is a tenured associate professor in health and human performance at Texas State University, where he teaches courses in community and public health, health behavior theory, and behavioral research and statistics. Understanding the importance of research, as well as remaining current with the industry, Dr. Housman's research interests include health behavior, substance use, and program evaluation. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and several textbook chapters, in addition to Alters & Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living. He has also contributed to several professional publications, including A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., and he has served as a consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health and The Health Educator. Dr. Housman is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary, the American College Health Association, and the Society for Public Health Education. As the lead author on Alters & Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Eighth Edition, Dr. Housman brings his education expertise, background in community and public health, exercise science, and health behavior, as well as his extensive writing experience, to this best-selling product and author team.

Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

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