"Understanding Your Health" offers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key themes - the six dimensions of health and the five developmental tasks - help students apply the text's content to their own lives, by improving their decision-making skills. The strength of "The Understanding Your Health" narrative includes its appeal to both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly the special attention it pays to students over age 25 who have returned to college. In addition, among its many health assessment activities, "Understanding Your Health" includes one of the most comprehensive health assessments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students. The companion Online Learning Center (website) offers a wealth of pedagogical and assessment features, including quizzes, Internet activities, downloadable mp3s, and more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Shaping Your Health Part One: The Mind Chapter 2: Achieving Psychological Health Chapter 3: Managing Stress Part Two: The Body Chapter 4: Becoming Physically Fit Chapter 5: Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet Chapter 6: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Part Three: Preventing Drug Abuse and Dependence Chapter 7: Making Decisions About Drug Use Chapter 8: Taking Control of Alcohol Use Chapter 9: Rejecting Tobacco Use Part Four: Preventing Diseases Chapter 10: Enhancing Your Cardiovascular Health Chapter 11: Living with Cancer Chapter 12: Managing Chronic Conditions Chapter 13: Preventing Infectious Diseases Part Five: Sexuality and Reproduction Chapter 14: Exploring the Origins of Sexuality Chapter 15: Understanding Sexual Behavior and Relationships Chapter 16: Managing Your Fertility Chapter 17: Becoming a Parent Part Six: Consumer and Safety Issues Chapter 18: Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer Chapter 19: Protecting Your Safety Chapter 20: The Environment and Your Health Part Seven: Completing Life's Journey Chapter 21: Accepting Dying and Death Appendix A: First Aid Glossary Photo Credits Index
Wayne A. Payne has been a faculty member at Ball State University for 27 years. He is Professor of Health Science in the Department of Physiology and Health Science. Payne earned his Ed.D. in health education at the University of Tennessee, his M.S. in school health education at Ball State University, and his B.S. in biology at Ball State University. He is a former director of BSU's London Centre program and serves as a volunteer board member for the Alpha Center, a residential facility for elderly homeless men. His research interests include aging and adult development, and he recently began teaching a new course that focuses on concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to disease prevention and health promotion. He is an avid reader and enjoys fishing, running, and bicycling. Dale B. Hahn has been a faculty member at Ball State University for 19 years. He is Professor of Health Science in the Department of Physiology and Health Science. Hahn earned his Ph.D. in health education at Ohio State University, his M.Ed. in sports administration at Ohio University, and his B.A. in psychology from Allegheny College. He has published in a variety of health-related professional journals and is an active member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, the American School Health Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Sigma Xi fraternity. Hahn has led college students on educational trips to China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan. He enjoys many outdoor fitness activities, including backpacking and running.