an invitation to health 6th canadian edition

an invitation to health 6th canadian edition

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 An Invitation to Health, sixth Canadian edition, provides students with research-backed information, advice, and recommendations that enable them to take charge of their own health, helping them find and stay on the right track to a healthy lifestyle. From the physical and mental, to social and sexual, all aspects of health affecting mind, body, and spirit are explored. This text offers the most current research from Canada and across the globe in an easy-to-follow format that guarantees you are up-to-date in the field. The skills you acquire, habits you form, choices you make, and the way you live each day will shape your future and your health. This product will help you embrace health and wellness so that you have the opportunity to live a satisfying life and achieve your full potential.




About the Author

Dianne Hales is a widely published and esteemed journalist and author. In addition to more than 30 editions of college textbooks related to health, she is the author of 16 trade books, including LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD; MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED; LA BELLA LINGUA; JUST LIKE A WOMAN; and CARING FOR THE MIND. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Korean. Hales is a former contributing editor for Parade, Ladies’ Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health, and she has written more than 1,000 articles for national publications. She has received writing awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association; an EMMA (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College; three EDI (Equality, Dignity, Inclusion) awards for print journalism from the National Easter Seal Society; the National Mature Media Award; and awards from the Arthritis Foundation, California Psychiatric Association, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and New York Public Library.


Lara Lauzon is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at the University of Victoria. Her teaching and research focus is human wellness and potential and active health. She has worked for non-profit, municipal, provincial and private health and fitness agencies. Lara co-produced and hosted a long running internationally syndicated health and fitness show called Body Moves. She has won many awards including a Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award, a Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence, the Victoria ‘Y’ Women of Distinction of Award for the fitness and health category, the B.C. Promotion Plus Leadership Award for promotion of girls and women in fitness and sport, a B.C. Paraplegic Association Award for the production of two fitness videos for persons with disabilities, and a Community Wellness Award. She has written numerous fitness and health columns for newspapers and magazines and has published a number of fitness and health journal articles. Lara has co-authored a textbook titled An Invitation to Health, First Canadian edition along with Diane Hales, and is also a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter.  

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nelson Cengage Adapted; 6th edition (March 9 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0176884939
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0176884932
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 1.05 kg
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.59 x 1.91 x 27.69 cm