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Excerpts — Health and Wellness for Life With Online Study Guide

Dieting options in the United States

The diet industry in the United States is lucrative. New eating plans are constantly popping up, and old ones resurface. Establishing a healthy eating plan that you can maintain for the rest of your life is the key to successful weight management.

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Cardiovascular disease covers several common afflictions

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term that includes several diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels. Learn more about high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and cardiomyopathy.

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New texbook, Health and Wellness for Life outlines the six dimensions of wellness

The six dimensions of wellness model was developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, cofounder and president of the board of directors of the National Wellness Institute, which is an organization formed to provide health promotion and wellness resources to health professionals and individuals. The model demonstrates that all six types of wellness—physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and occupational—must be present for a person to attain overall wellness (National Wellness Institute 2007).

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