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By Dianne Hales

ISBN-10: 0495111643

ISBN-13: 9780495111641

You could examine it and dwell it with a call for participation TO wellbeing and fitness: short, 5th version, the bright and interesting textual content that introduces you to investigate, info, and proposals relating to overall healthiness and fit existence. choked with visible spark and written to motivate habit swap, this text's transparent and interesting writing type, addresses the problems regarding future health and well being that have an effect on students now in addition to the problems that you will face of their destiny. you are going to discover a huge variety of themes, learn, and examples that resonate with university lifestyles, and you may examine the significance of fixing terrible behaviors-and the right way to cross approximately altering these behaviors for reliable. With a call for participation TO overall healthiness and its sensible info that you should use now, you will fast learn how to check and alter your personal behaviors and practice your new wisdom on your existence.

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American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHANCHA) Web Summary. Updated April 2006. cfm. An In vitation to He alth y Ch a n ge Strategies for Prevention Smart Steps to Take Now ❚ To lower your risk of heart disease, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked. Don’t smoke. Stay at a healthy weight. Exercise regularly. ) ❚ To lower your risks of substance abuse and related illnesses and injuries, don’t drink, or limit how much you drink. Avoid illegal drugs. ) ❚ To lower your risks of major diseases, get regular checkups.

Personalizing Your Health Care Thanks to advances in genomics (the study of the entire set of human genes), physicians are tailoring tests and treatments to individual patients. “Personalized” medi- ❚ 11 cine can alert your doctor to potential threats that might be prevented, delayed, or detected at an earlier, more treatable stage and, if you do develop a disease, pinpoint the medications that will do the most good and cause the least harm. But “personalizing” health care is also a personal responsibility.

In other studies, social isolation greatly increased the risk of dying of a heart attack. Heart attack patients have a better chance of long-term survival if they believe they have adequate help in performing daily tasks from family and friends. People with spouses, friends, and a rich social network may outlive isolated loners by as much as 30 years. © Digital Vision/Getty Images Social Health ■ Where are you on the wellness-illness continuum? Which direction are you moving? An In vitation to He alth y Ch a n ge your ability to evaluate health information, to safeguard your well-being.

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