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Health: The Basics emphasizes the essential health information necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of health promotion and disease prevention from a behavioral management perspective. This edition of Health: The Basics includes a major update of all pertinent information while retaining strong and timely features that makes it one of the most contemporary books for the 21st century. For the fourth edition, Health: The Basics takes a bold, new step by examining the confusing and rapidly growing world of complementary and alternative medical practices (CAMs) and attempts to provide some clear direction and answers for the health consumer. Basics maintains its thorough examination of health care in America and continues to examine health care issues on the cutting edge. For anyone interested in health, wellness, and physical education.
Table of Contents
Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
PART I FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenge
Intentional and Unintentional Injuries: Staying Safe in a Violent World
PART II CREATING HEALTHY AND CARING RELATIONSHIPS
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments
Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility
PART III AVOIDING OR OVERCOMING HARMFUL HABITS
Licit and Illicit Drug Use: Understanding Addictions
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Unacknowledged Addictions
PART IV BUILDING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance
Personal Fitness: Improving Your Health through Exercise
PART V PREVENTING AND FIGHTING DISEASE
Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Reducing Your Risks
Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities