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ISBN-10 0321897692ISBN-13 9780321897695
ISBN-10 0321516419ISBN-13 9780321516411
Author(s): April Lynch; Barry Elmore; Jerome Kotecki
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 720

Health: Making Choices for Life distinguishes itself by speaking the language of today’s students, helping them to employ real behavior change and apply topics to their own lives. Built from the ground up with student-generated content and incorporating technology that students use, this is the health book that students can most relate to–the one that inspires them to choose a healthy lifestyle.

The student-savvy approach is demonstrated in many different ways throughout the text and is built on an ultra-modern, magazine-style design with appealing photos and visuals that encourage students to read. Additionally, student stories in both the text and online provide real-life examples of important health issues. To further connect students with health topics through technology, videos, links to websites, and podcasts are woven throughout the text in the Health Online feature. Additionally, Web 2.0 technologies (such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) encourage students to become part of an online community. Unique, practical tools like the Choosing to Change Worksheets walk students through the steps of behavior change and help them make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices. Lastly, the authors employ a conversational and empowering writing style that speaks directly to the student while maintaining quality content and excellent academic rigor.