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Health: The Basics, 13th edition

  • Rebecca J Donatelle

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For courses in personal health.

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A mindful approach to personal health

Health: The Basics aligns well-researched health information with current real-world topics that have the greatest impact on students’’ lives to keep them hooked on learning and living well. The 13th Edition integrates mindfulness research, tools, and practices throughout, enabling students to incorporate mindfulness practices to help 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 motivating students to become “actively engaged in health” at all levels.  Students have access to videos, self-assessments, and online interactive activities and reading quizzes that address their diverse needs and learning styles while engaging them in the material.


Personalize learning with Mastering Health

Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a variety  of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health concepts.


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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

6. Building Healthy Relationships

Focus On: Understanding Your Sexuality

7. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

Part 3. Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits

8. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Abuse

9. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use

Part 4. Building Healthy Lifestyles

10. Eating for a Healthier You

11. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

12. Improving Your Physical Fitness

Part 5. Preventing and Fighting Disease

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

Part 6. Facing Life’s Challenges

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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Published by Pearson (January 5th 2018) - Copyright © 2019