Health: The Basics, 13th edition

  • Rebecca J Donatelle

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Health: The Basics is a mindful approach to personal health. The text aligns well-researched health information with current real-world topics that have the greatest impact on your life with the aim of learning and living well.

The 13th Edition enables you to incorporate mindfulness practices. This helps to cut through the static of everyday life, to be more focused and present, and to improve academic performance. Along with new content on sleep and health, as well as diversity and health equity, Health: The Basics builds on its strengths of using the most current, scientifically valid research, examining important issues and controversies about health today, and helps you become "actively engaged in health" at all levels.

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

ISBN-13: 9780135214176

Subject: Health & Kinesiology

Category: Health

Table of contents

Table of Contents

Part 1. Finding the Right Balance

  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

Part 2. Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships

  1. Building Healthy Relationships
    • Focus On: Understanding Your Sexuality
  2. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

Part 3. Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits

  1. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Abuse
  2. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use

Part 4. Building Healthy Lifestyles

  1. Eating for a Healthier You
  2. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
    • Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image
  3. Improving Your Physical Fitness

Part 5. Preventing and Fighting Disease

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

Part 6. Facing Life’s Challenges

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

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