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Wellness: Making Healthy Choices
WELLNESS: MAKING
HEALTHY CHOICES

by MELODY Y. KNIGHT, Purchase Book
JOHN P. MONHOLLON
and HANES SEGLER

1st ed., 2006, 182 pgs., $19.95 
ISBN 978-0-89641-424-2

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FEATURES OF WELLNESS: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES

  • Written for the college freshman
  • The book is intentionally brief
  • Topics can easily be covered in a one-semester course
  • Priced very inexpensively — $19.95
  • Illustrations are in black and white and are kept to a minimum
  • Covers topics most crucial to the college freshman
  • Knows what is important and what is not, does not overwhelm the reader
  • Includes many figures and tables of important health topics


CONTENTS

Chapter 1: HEALTH AND WELLNESS AND BEHAVIOR

What is Health?
Physical Health
Social Health
Mental health
Emotional Health
Spiritual Health
What Determines our Health?
Genetics
Environment
Health Care
Lifestyle
Behavior Change
Preceed/Proceed model
Treanstheoretical model

Chapter 2: DISEASES OF TODAY

Heart Disease
The Heart
The Circulatory System
Risk Factors for heart Disease
Diseases of the Heart and Circulatory System
Cancer
Types of Cancer
Causes of Cancer
Primary Prevention
Secondary Prevention
Treatment
Diabetes

Chapter 3: THE RIGHT CHOICES: EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

Cardiovascular Fitness
Intensity, Duration and Frequency
Overload and Progression
Warm-up and Cool-down
Measuring Cardiovascular Fitness
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Types of muscular contraction
Flexibility
Body Composition
Measuring Body Composition
Optimal body weight based on desired body fat
Fat distribution
Hyperplasia vs. Hypertrophy
Body Structure
Fitness or Health?

Chapter 4: NUTRITION—WHAT IS IT?

Why Nutrients?
Nutrients to maximize mental function
Food combining for efficient digestion
Types of Nutrients
Protein
Carbohydrates (refined, fiber)
Fat
Vitamins and Minerals (megavitamin supplelmentation, water, enzymes, phytochemicals

Chapter 5: NUTRITION—THE RIGHT CHOICES

Perspectives on Nutrition and Health
Nutrition throughout the Lifespan
Preconception
Pregnancy
Newborn
Toddler
School-age
Teen-age Years: Eating disorders and weight control
Adults
Fasting
Diet and Weight Loss

Chapter 6: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES—CONTROLLING STRESS

What is Stress?
Handlinmg Stress: Personalities
Diseases caused by Stress
Stress Overload
Causes of StressLife Changes
Daily Hassles
Time Management
Social Stress
Work Stress
Burnout?
Physical Illness
Managing Stress

Chapter 7: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES—SAFETY

Accidents: What makes them happen?
Human survival
Risk
Young People and Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Falls
Fires and Burns
Drowning
Poisoning
Non-accidents: Intentional Injury
Homicide
Suicide
Rape
Protecting Yourself against Violence

Chapter 8: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES—SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE

Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction and Drug Dependency
Categories of Drugs
Drug Administration
Reasons for Drug or Substance Use/Abuse
Laws Concerning Drugs
Stimulants
Tobacco/Nicotine
Caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate)
Cocaine
Amphetamines
Narcotics
Heroin
Morphine
Hallucinogens
LSD
PCP
Marijuana
Designer Drugs or "Club Drugs"
Ketamine
Ecstasy
GHB
Rohypnol

Chapter 9: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES—INFECTION AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Microorganisms
Viruses
Bacteria
Fungi
Parasites
Chain of Infection
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chlamaydia
Herpes
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis
Syphilis
Trichononiasis
Pubic Lice
Scabies
Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Chapter 10: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES—CONCEPTION, CHILDBIRTH, CONTRACEPTION

Conception
Infertility
After Conception
Childbirth
Natural Birth or Ceasarean
Contraception
Barrier Methods
Hormonal Methods
Natural Methods
Surgical Methods
Emergency Contraception
Abortion

Chapter 11: RELATIONSHIPS, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Relationships
Communication
Mental and EmotionalHealth
Mental and Emotional Problems
Mental Health Practitioners
Types of Treatment
Self-Help Products for Metnal and Emotional Health

Chapter 12: HEALTHY CHOICES—SELECTING HEALTH SERVICES AND UNDERSTANDING HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Services: What are the Facts?
Quackery
Malpractice
Advertising Methods
The Health Care System
Choosing Doctors, Hospitals and Insurance
Health Research
Research Design
Statistics
Making Choices
Case Study #1
Case Study #2
Case Study #3

REFERENCES

ONLINE REFERENCES

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Melody Yarbrough Knight received a Ph.D. in Health from Texas A&M University in College Station. She has done research in the areas of obesity, osteoporosis, sexual behavior and alternative medicine. She has published articles in a number of professional journals and is the author of an aerobic exercise textbook and a Health teaching manual. She is currently an Associate Professor of Health at Texas A&M University - Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas.

John P. Monhollon is a family practice phsician in Palmeto, Florida. Though he treats illness and disease, his main interest and passion is in disease prevention especially through proper nutrition. It is his belief that what we eat is not only essential for preventing disease, but also the primary contributor to optimal health and vitality. To this end, Dr. Monhollon contributed the chapters on nutrition for this textbook. Eating right can begin at any age. Masking the right choices is up to the individual.

Hanes Segler is the author of three novels set in Texas. His literary expertise was used to make this book highly readable and easy to understand — especially for the beginning college freshman with little background in the field of health. His background and experience in the areas of safety in high adventure situations allowed him to contributre the chapter on making healthy choices in the area of safety.

 

 

 

 

 

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