It is estimated that 1.4 billion adults—one in three across the globe—are overweight. Registered dietitian and health writer Clare Fleishman explores surprising new suspects contributing to our planet’s expanding girth, including air conditioning, drugs, pollution, and others which get little notice as lack of will power shoulders the blame. This important work examines how we live in a new century and why obesity has become a major killer from the American Midwest to the cities of Europe and across the deserts of Africa.
Connect your mind and body for maximum wellness with this beginner's guide to Eastern and Western philosophies of body movement. Licensed physical therapist and health writer, Dr. Ziya Altug shows you exactly how to achieve total wellness by incorporating mindfulness and meditative practice into a healthy lifestyle. His book is filled with practical exercise photographs, tables, checklists and charts to help patients and clients track their progress toward their wellness goals. This book is one of the winners of the 2018 Clinician Non-Research Publication Award from the California Physical Therapy Association.
Do you want to live the longest, healthiest, happiest life you can with the best mental and physical functioning? This home-study course is literally about the secret to life: the lifestyle choices you can make that will increase the odds of having the longest and healthiest life you can. You will find out that there are 16 lifestyle characteristics that these oldest people tend to have in common, no matter where they live in the world.
This course will explore ways partners get caught in patterns of subtle and blatant deception. It will use fun stories from real couples and examples from research to examine how cognitive and emotional processes cause blindness and rationalization, and distort couples’ perceptions. This course will identify research-based strategies to increase trust and connection, and professionals can use this information to identify and appropriately address issues related to self-deception and honesty in the individuals with whom they work.
This book contains a synopsis of the genetic, biological, and psychological theories pertaining to bipolar spectrum disorders. An update of diagnostic considerations, assessment instruments, and evidence-based treatment techniques commonly employed in diagnosing, assessing, and treating bipolar spectrum disorderpatients is provided. The most recent literature is presented throughout the book concerning the appropriate data-based applications, outcomes, and limitations of the assessment and treatment procedures.
This course will explore the prevalence of children’s media use, many of the media effects that are of most concern to those interested in the well-being of youth, and the social scientific theories that explain how children’s brains cognitively and emotional process media content. Finally, the course identifies specific strategies that can be taken to help youth avoid the potentially negative effects, and enjoy the potentially positive effects, of media exposure.
Having worked as a pain clinic psychologist for over 10 years, Dr. David Cosio shares a wealth of strategies for dealing with this evergrowing epidemic in everyday circumstances—without relying on addictive medications. Pain Relief combines new insights into the perception of pain with practical, interdisciplinary treatments. Discover key coping skills for helping people with chronic pain, steps to creating a comprehensive pain management plan, and over 20 different available pain management modalities.
Social workers routinely encounter patients who are experiencing problems in their personal relationships, in clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities and community centers, and in home visits. These difficulties may range from poor communication to serious disagreements and arguments, to verbal abuse and physical violence perpetrated by one partner on another or a parent on a child. Many patients may be involved in a relationship that is clearly "dysfunctional" and even harmful, yet the person does not seem able to extricate themselves from it. Others may be involved in relationships that are relatively stable and less problematic, yet they will tend to have the same disagreements or arguments repeatedly. These relationship difficulties can cause individuals significant stress and aggravation, undermine their well-being, potentially contribute to health problems, and in some cases can put individuals in considerable danger.