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Health and Wellness for Life With Online Study Guide

Health and Wellness for Life With Online Study Guide

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    Health on Demand and Health and Wellness for Life provide professors teaching general-ed health courses the option to customize their student textbooks to match their syllabi. With a custom Health on Demand text, your students pay for only the material you’ll actually cover in class, plus you can match the text’s content to the unique needs of your setting. The standard text, Health and Wellness for Life, offers a ready-made option for those looking for a textbook that covers all the essential personal health topics for the general student population.

    Both options feature content developed by 15 veteran health educators and organized into a cohesive course text by Human Kinetics, a publisher with more than 30 years of experience in providing top-quality information resources to the fields of health and physical education and to the various kinesiology subdisciplines.

    The standard text includes 16 chapters of the topics most often covered in a general-education health course. Or you can choose from a total of 23 chapters to ensure your text includes the material that is most important for your students. For those electing to customize a text, new chapters will be offered as they are developed to expand your options even further.

    Student-friendly textbook features make reading and learning more enjoyable
    Both the standard text Health and Wellness for Life and the customizable Health on Demand text include the following student-friendly features:

    • A conversational tone used throughout the book makes it accessible and relevant for any student.
    • Discussion and assessment questions, quizzes, surveys, hypothetical scenarios, and learning objectives add interest to the textbook and help students retain what they’ve learned.
    • A look at the effect of gender and ethnicity on health issues makes learning more personal for each individual.
    • Special focus on timely and controversial issues encourages students to think critically about media and advertising.
    • Special elements on steps for behavioral change and the mind–body connection show students how to take action to address health issues to improve mental and physical health.
    • A glossary of terms defines concepts presented in each chapter.
    • Several application activities for each chapter engage students’ critical-thinking skills.
    • The online student resource provides additional information, links, and tools that expand on topics from the text.


    Complete coverage of important concepts
    The standard textbook covers these important topics:

    • Fitness, nutrition, and weight management
    • Mental health and stress management
    • Relationships, reproductive choices, and pregnancy and childbirth
    • Health promotion, chronic diseases, and prevention of infectious diseases
    • Consumer health and alternative medicine, environmental health, and substance abuse and dependency
    • Healthy aging and wellness throughout life


    The customizable text from the Health on Demand series allows you to select the chapters you’ll actually use, with options on how sensitive topics such as abortion are treated. Alternative chapters cover topics such as these:

    • Body Composition
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    • Cardiovascular Health
    • Injury Prevention and First Aid
    • Death and Dying
    • Spirituality
    • Reproductive Choices (without abortion)


    Professors may select any combination of chapters from the standard book and optional chapters and have them placed in any order in the final textbook. Professors can also write their own foreword or add a chapter (subject to Human Kinetics’ review and approval), and information on campus-specific health resources (such as the campus health center, phone numbers, and other resources). The cover can be customized with a photo of the professor’s choosing (such as a campus landmark or school mascot), or a school name or logo can appear on the cover. Professors can even create their own title for the textbook. To learn more about customizing your own text, contact your sales rep.

    Complete ancillaries help instructors implement the course
    Whether you choose the standard textbook Health and Wellness for Life or choose to customize your own Health on Demand book for course instruction, you will receive access to a complete set of ancillaries tailored to match the book you’ve selected. The ancillaries include the following features:

    • Presentation package with more than 500 PowerPoint lecture slides covering all available chapters
    • Test package with more than over 500 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions covering the content from all chapters
    • Online student resource includes extended discussions of topics related to the content of each chapter, answers to review questions from the textbook, and definitions of terms used in each chapter


    Human Kinetics makes custom publishing for health education a reality with reliable information in a style students will love and the ability to tailor content to meet specific needs. With Health and Wellness for Life and Health on Demand, you can help your students create their paths to lifelong well-being.

    Audience

    Major text for undergraduate general-education health and wellness courses. Reference for health educators.

    Table of Contents

    Standard Book Contents

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Health Promotion
    Health and Wellness
    Fitness
    Benefits and Guidelines
    Effective Goals
    Theories and Models of Behavior Modification
    Health Promotion 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 2. Fitness Basics
    Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
    Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Muscular Strength and Endurance
    Flexibility
    Body Composition
    Special Considerations
    Being Active in College
    Fitness Basics 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 3. Nutrition
    Body Basics
    Digestion, From Beginning to End
    Eating a Balanced Diet
    Food Safety
    Junk Science
    Nutrition for Special Populations
    Nutrition 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 4. Weight Management
    How Did We Get Here?
    Basic Regulation of Eating and Body Weight
    Ways to Assess Weight and Fatness
    Health Effects of Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
    Causes of Overweight and Obesity, and Underweight
    Embracing a Healthy Weight Management Lifestyle
    Dieting in the United States
    Weight-Loss Maintenance
    Critical Moments for Weight Management
    Size Acceptance
    Managing Too Little Body Weight (Underweight)
    Changing the Obesogenic Environment
    Weight Management 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 5. Mental Health
    Young Adults and Mental Health
    History and Stigma
    Treatment Methods Over Time
    Medication
    Psychological Theories
    What Determines Mental Health?
    Diagnosing Mental Illness
    Treatment Modalities
    Getting Help
    Mental Health Professionals
    Mental Health 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 6. Stress Management
    Types of Stress
    Types of Stressors
    Effects of Stress on Body Systems
    Stress and Disease
    Stress Management
    Negative Coping Techniques
    Stress Management 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 7. Intimacy and Sexuality
    Life Span of Sexual Development
    Sexual Anatomy
    Stimulation and Climax
    Sexual Expression
    Spectrum of Sexuality
    Sexual Norms
    Ability and Sexuality
    Intimacy and Sexuality 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 8. Reproductive Choices
    Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
    Choosing a Birth Control Method
    Protection Against Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Protection Against Pregnancy Only
    Abortion
    Reproductive Choices 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 9. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
    Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
    Conception and Implantation
    Pregnancy
    Childbirth
    Postpartum Period
    Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 10. Infectious Diseases
    Chain of Infection
    Methods of Transmission
    Causes of Infectious Diseases
    Risk Factors
    Your Body’s Defenses
    Common Infectious Diseases
    Sexually Transmitted Infections
    How to Protect Yourself
    Infectious Diseases 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 11. Chronic Diseases
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Arthritis
    Lung Disease
    Cancer
    Diabetes
    Alzheimer’s Disease
    Chronic Diseases 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 12. Health Care Consumerism
    Finding the Right Health Insurance Plan
    Choosing a Doctor
    Identifying Reliable Information
    Being Your Own Health Care Advocate
    Reading Medicine Labels
    Complementary Alternative Medicine and Alternative Medicine
    Avoiding Quacks
    Health Care Consumerism 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 13. Environmental Health
    Ecosystems
    Environment and Public Health
    Diseases and Disorders
    Going Green
    Environmental Health 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 14. Substance Abuse and Dependency
    Scope of the Problem
    Who Will Become Abusers?
    Types of Drugs
    Abuse and Dependency at Different Stages of Life
    Substance Abuse and Dependency 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 15. Healthy Aging
    More People Are Living Longer
    Body System Changes During Aging
    Aging Theories
    Unhealthy Aging
    Managing the Changes of Aging
    End-of-Life Issues
    Healthy Aging 101
    Chapter Review

    Chapter 16. Wellness Throughout Life
    Changes in Health and Wellness Over Time
    Six Dimensions of Wellness
    Factors That Influence Wellness
    Reaching and Maintaining Wellness
    Wellness Throughout Life 101
    Chapter Review

    Index

    Optional Chapters: Professors may select chapters from the standard text, as well as select from this list of chapters, which are not included in the standard text.

    Body Composition
    What Is Body Composition?
    Body Composition and Health
    Assessing Body Composition
    Changing Your Body Composition
    Body Composition 101
    Chapter Review

    Musculoskeletal Health
    Effects of Physical Activity on Muscle and Bone
    Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Structure and Function of Healthy Joints
    Joint Diseases
    Soft Tissue Injuries
    Bone Injuries
    Osteoporosis
    Low Back Pain
    Musculoskeletal Health 101
    Chapter Review

    Cardiovascular Health
    Cardiovascular System: A Primer
    Process of Cardiovascular Disease
    Concerns and Causes
    Detection, Treatment, and Management
    Nonmodifiable Cardiac Risk Factors
    Modifiable Risk Factors
    Cardiovascular Health 101
    Chapter Review

    Injury Prevention and First Aid
    Injuries
    Prevention
    First Aid
    Injury Prevention and First Aid 101
    Chapter Review

    Death and Dying
    Dying
    When Is a Person Dead?
    Burial Options
    Spiritual Side of Death and Burial
    Coping With Death
    Death and Dying 101
    Chapter Review

    Spirituality
    Are Your Basic Needs Being Met?
    Is Spirituality the Same as Religion?
    Spiritual and Religious Beliefs of North America
    Spirituality and Health
    College Students and Faith Communities
    Turning to Faith in Times of Loss
    Getting Personal: Spirituality and You
    Spirituality 101
    Chapter Review

    Reproductive Choices
    This alternative version of the chapter contains the same information as listed for chapter 8 of the standard book contents, above, except that it does not have the section on abortion.

    About the Author

    Health on Demand was created by a team of knowledge specialists. The chapters were written by veteran health educators selected for their proficiency in the subject matter, and the content was developed to relate specifically to a college audience. The book was then organized into a cohesive course text by Human Kinetics, a publisher with more than 30 years of experience in providing top-quality information resources to the fields of health and physical education and to the various kinesiology subdisciplines.

    Since its founding in 1973, Human Kinetics has been committed to providing informational and educational products in the physical activity and health fields. Health on Demand is representative of the relationship between Human Kinetics and its customers—high-quality content customized to meet the customer's needs.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillaries are FREE to course adopters and can be found at: www.HumanKinetics.com/HealthonDemand

    Whether you choose the standard textbook Health and Wellness for Life or choose to customize your own Health on Demand book for course instruction, you will receive free access to a complete set of ancillaries tailored to match the book you’ve selected. The ancillaries include the following features:

    • Presentation package with more than 500 PowerPoint lecture slides covering all available chapters
    • Test package with more than over 500 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions covering the content from all chapters
    • Online student resource includes extended discussions of topics related to the content of each chapter, answers to review questions from the textbook, and definitions of terms used in each chapter
    • Online Study Guide includes objectives, key terms, two activities, and a quiz for each chapter. Access is provided with purchase of the student book.
    • Instructor Guide includes a sample syllabus and objectives, a brief outline, suggested lecture outline, and student lab activities for each chapter.