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Wellness : Choices for Health and Fitness - 2nd edition

Wellness : Choices for Health and Fitness (ISBN10: 053434836X; ISBN13: 9780534348366)
ISBN13: 978-0534348366
ISBN10: 053434836X

Summary: This text provides a balanced approach to wellness with equal coverage of physical fitness and personal health topics. It reflects a wellness approach considering how we can be well spiritually, mentally, and physically.
  • An engaging, intelligent, and practical introduction to wellness by three experts.
  • "Myths and Controversies," boxes deal with common ideas or common controversies about we
    llness to help set the record straight for students.
  • "States-At-A-Glance" boxes present interesting information in a catchy format.
  • "Do's and Don'ts" provide practical tips of what to do and not to do to achieve optimal health.
  • Tear-out laboratories at the end of 12 chapters give students a tool to assess their lifestyles and to help them realize their individual goals for wellness. These labs can be turned in as assignments.
  • Objectives open each chapter and summaries close each one to guide the students through the chapter.
  • Applied examples throughout the text help students understand the importance of wellness and "Lifestyle Choices : A Plan for Action" at the end of each chapter encourages students to develop personal strategies to promote their wellness.
  • Unique chapter 6 on exercise-related injuries.
  • A margin glossary of key terms.
  • Chapter 11 now covers substance abuse as well as addictive behavior.
  • Chapter 5 on "Building a Strong and Healthy Back" has been expanded to be more prescriptive, and several new stretches are now illustrated.
  • Chapter 12 on "AIDS and STDs" is heavily revised and reflect current advances in the pertinent literature.
  • A new feature in each chapter, "Sound Decision Making," emphasizes how college students can improve their own state of wellness. This feature follows Prochaska's Model of Behavior Change.
  • A new feature box, "Websites for Wellness," directs students to useful Internet sites to improve their own wellness, whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual/emotional. Each box concludes with critical thinking questions for students to think about what they find at each site. Many sites are assessment exercises.
  • The popular feature boxes -"Do's and Don'ts" and "Myth and Controversies"-- are now included in every chapter.
  • Nutrition tables have been added to Appendix.
  • The Wellness Directory in Appendix has been updated and expanded to include web addresses.
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Summary: This text provides a balanced approach to wellness with equal coverage of physical fitness and personal health topics. It reflects a wellness approach considering how we can be well spiritually, mentally, and physically.
  • An engaging, intelligent, and practical introduction to wellness by three experts.
  • "Myths and Controversies," boxes deal with common ideas or common controversies about wellness to help set the record straight for students.
  • "States-At-A-Glance" boxes present interesting information in a catchy format.
  • "Do's and Don'ts" provide practical tips of what to do and not to do to achieve optimal health.
  • Tear-out laboratories at the end of 12 chapters give students a tool to assess their lifestyles and to help them realize their individual goals for wellness. These labs can be turned in as assignments.
  • Objectives open each chapter and summaries close each one to guide the students through the chapter.
  • Applied examples throughout the text help students understand the importance of wellness and "Lifestyle Choices : A Plan for Action" at the end of each chapter encourages students to develop personal strategies to promote their wellness.
  • Unique chapter 6 on exercise-related injuries.
  • A margin glossary of key terms.
  • Chapter 11 now covers substance abuse as well as addictive behavior.
  • Chapter 5 on "Building a Strong and Healthy Back" has been expanded to be more prescriptive, and several new stretches are now illustrated.
  • Chapter 12 on "AIDS and STDs" is heavily revised and reflect current advances in the pertinent literature.
  • A new feature in each chapter, "Sound Decision Making," emphasizes how college students can improve their own state of wellness. This feature follows Prochaska's Model of Behavior Change.
  • A new feature box, "Websites for Wellness," directs students to useful Internet sites to improve their own wellness, whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual/emotional. Each box concludes with critical thinking questions for students to think about what they find at each site. Many sites are assessment exercises.
  • The popular feature boxes -"Do's and Don'ts" and "Myth and Controversies"-- are now included in every chapter.
  • Nutrition tables have been added to Appendix.
  • The Wellness Directory in Appendix has been updated and expanded to include web addresses.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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