Based on solid research, A Wellness Way of Life makes sense of the array of the confusing and sometimes contradictory health information that bombards us everyday. The authors minimize technical jargon and present health topics and issues in a clear and accessible way. A Wellness Way of Life gives you accurate, up-to-date information about exercise, nutrition, stress, heart disease, weight management, and much more. Knowledge is power, and A Wellness Way of Life empowers you with the knowledge you need to make smart health decisions.
New to this edition is a feature called ?Think About It,? designed to give you practice in thinking critically, applying your knowledge, and writing about factors that influence your wellness. These activities appear in the book and as online activities that you can submit directly to your instructor.
Tied to student learning outcomes and objectives, Connect is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that promotes active learning and provides tools for a more efficient and effective teaching experience. An integrated multimedia ebook coupled with a wealth of online activities, assessments, and behavior change tools engages students through technologies most students use every day. With Connect, instructors can easily assign pre-built activities, create and edit assignments, produce video lectures, upload their own articles or videos, cascade assignments, and produce reports for their course sections.
New Think About It boxes, appearing in every chapter, challenge students to use their critical thinking skills and can serve as topics for classroom discussion.
New or updated labs in most chapters. Lab activities are now linked to the appropriate section in the text. Labs give students personal, hands-on ways to assess themselves in every wellness area and apply the concepts learned in the text.
Current Coverage. New, expanded, and updated information is provided on Healthy People 2020, the DHHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, endorphins and mental health, benefits of dynamic stretching, guidelines for exercise during pregnancy, energy drinks, exercise and longevity, organic foods, obesity and overweight, portion control, vitamin D, alcohol poisoning, e-cigarettes, medical marijuana, HPV vaccine, and more.
Comprehensive feature box program includes Top 10 Lists, The Numbers, Diversity Issues, Prescription for Action, What Stage of Change Are You In? and Frequently Asked Questions.
Fully updated URLs throughout text direct students to online videos and other resources. Updated Internet Resources and Bibliographies suggest resources for further investigation.
Study Questions on each chapter-opening page serve as learning objectives for the chapter and offer students both a chapter preview and a chapter study guide.
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New Tips for Behavior Change Boxes, appearing in every chapter, give practical suggestions for behavior change aligned with the stages of change and the processes of change used in the Stages of Change (Transtheoretical) model. This feature is linked to the What Stage of Change Are You In? box, which provides a decision tree or flow chart to help students assess their stage of change. Both features underscore the strong behavior change emphasis of the text.
Gwen Robbins recently retired as the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at Ball State University. She held academic rank in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science.
Table of Contents
1: Understanding Wellness
2: Changing Behavior
3: Developing and Assessing Physical Fitness
4: Maximizing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
5: Developing Flexibility
6: Developing Muscular Fitness
7: Exploring Special Exercise Considerations
8: Preventing Common Injuries and Caring for the Lower Back
9: Maximizing Heart Health
10: Coping with Stress
11: Eating for Wellness
12: Achieving a Healthy Weight
13: Preventing Cancer
14: Understanding Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior
15: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease
16: Exploring Lifetime Wellness Issues