As mentioned earlier, the links either seemed to be outdated or just not functional on my system which is definitely a concern. One of my pet peeves is having a heading/subheading on one page and the content on the next page. They should always go together. I think the aesthetic could be improved which would help with navigation.
The book mentions diversity and does seem to appreciate it, but there do not appear to be many person-specific references or examples. So while diversity is mentioned, it is not easily seen in images or examples.
I will be seriously considering utilizing this text next year in my Intro to Health and Wellness course. Thank you!
There is a lot of detail in several the chapters of this book, but not so much as to overwhelm the reader. There are some good links with information to support the learning, including video, articles, etc. As a foundational or introductory text. read more
There is a lot of detail in several the chapters of this book, but not so much as to overwhelm the reader. There are some good links with information to support the learning, including video, articles, etc. As a foundational or introductory text, this would work.
It appears that most information is accurate but there are a few issues like in the references of Weight Management that are not complete and still have author suggestions in them. The reference area doesn’t appear to be similar in all chapters either, but does have good references.
The information they include would be similar to an introductory course to Health or Wellness or potentially fitness. The information is up to date as of now, and contains live links to relevant and timely articles and videos to support the information. Due to health related information such as the Healthy People 2020, it will need to be updated upon the newly released HP 2021 soon, but that will be relatively easy with the use of the live links.
This is easy to read, written in a way for an average college-age reader to get through quickly, and the terms at the end of the chapter are helpful. The chapters do not have Chapter Numbers on them, which would make using this easier, but it is easy to read. The chapters are a live link, however, so if a reader wants to navigate to a specific chapter, it is easy to get there.
Most chapters look similar, but there are a few things that stand out as a bit different. Some chapters do not have the Quiz at the end (Nutrition specifically). Some of the references are written differently. I didn’t see a reference list in the Stress Management section or in the Cardiovascular Disease chapter, for example. At the end, there is a semi-complete list of references but it doesn’t appear comprehensive.
The chapters themselves are good modules, and within each chapter, the separate sections are well apportioned. As a college-level teacher, I would have little trouble assigning a whole chapter of this text, as it is easy to read and understand.
Each chapter should have a chapter number for clearly delineated chapter sections, but otherwise the book is well-paced and well-organized.