Health: The Basics, 13th edition

  • Rebecca J Donatelle

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Health: The Basics aligns well-researched health information with current real-world topics that have the greatest impact on your life to keep you hooked on learning and living well. The text presents current, scientifically valid research to examine important health issues and controversies, and to actively engage you in your health. 

The 13th Edition provides new content on sleep and health, and new content and features focused on diversity and health equity. This edition integrates mindfulness research, tools and practices that will enable you to incorporate mindfulness practices, to be more focused and present, and to improve academic performance.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135214176

Subject: Health & Kinesiology

Category: Health



  • 1. Assessing Your Health
  • Focus On: Difference, Disparity, and Health: Achieving Health Equity
  • 2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychosocial Health
  • Focus On: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health
  • 3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges
  • 4. Improving Your Sleep
  • 5. Preventing Violence and Injury


  • 6. Building Healthy Relationships
  • Focus On: Understanding Your Sexuality
  • 7. Considering Your Reproductive Choices


  • 8. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Abuse
  • 9. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use


  • 10. Eating for a Healthier You
  • 11. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image
  • 12. Improving Your Physical Fitness


  • 13. Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
  • Focus On: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes
  • 14. Protecting Against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Focus On: Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Diseases and Conditions


  • 15. Making Smart Health Care Choices
  • Focus On: Understanding Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Focus On: Aging, Death, and Dying
  • 16. Promoting Environmental Health

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