3rd Edition

Promoting Healthy Behaviour A Practical Guide to Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

By Dominic Upton, Katie Thirlaway Copyright 2024
    398 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    398 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The new edition of this leading text is an essential guide to promoting healthy behaviour in a multi-cultural society, providing a holistic stance that integrates both physical and mental health and wellbeing.

    With a comprehensive overview of the interplay between social class, gender, ethnicity and individual health differences, the book also looks at key lifestyle issues such as eating well, smoking, drinking alcohol and safe sex, as well as the mechanisms for behavioural change. Each chapter features engaging case studies, points for discussion and student activities. Updated since the COVID-19 pandemic, the new edition also discusses the effects of lockdowns on healthy behaviours.

    An accessible and engaging text, the third edition of Promoting Healthy Behaviour will continue to be essential reading for both students and practitioners across nursing, public health and allied health professions.

    1.Introduction to healthy behaviour.  2.Health Promotion.  3.Health and Health Inequalities.  4.Psychology in practice.  5.Eating Well.  6.Being physically active.  7.Sensible drinking.  8.Smoking.  9.Sexual Health.  10.Specific conditions.  11.Special populations.  12.Conclusion.  


    Dominic Upton, Professor of Health Psychology and Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

    Katie Thirlaway, Professor of Applied Psychology and Dean of the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.