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Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practice

Author: Luciano L'Abate
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer, ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Most health professionals would agree that time and funds are in short supply, even under optimal conditions.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luciano L'Abate
ISBN: 9780387368986 0387368981 9780387368993 038736899X
OCLC Number: 787558891
Description: xxii, 526 s. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health.- Primary Interventions: Nutritional Approaches.- Diets, Health, and Weight Control: What Do We Know?.- Low-Cost Obesity Interventions: The Market for Foods.- Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Health.- Vitamins, Minerals and Health.- Herbal Medicines in the Treatment of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders.- Primary Nonverbal Approaches.- Daily Practices for Mindful Exercise.- Relaxation and Meditation.- Expressive Movement.- Pleasant, Pleasurable, and Positive Activities.- Secondary Writing Approaches.- The Recording of Personal Information as an Intervention and~as~an Electronic Health Support.- Teaching to Remember Ourselves: The Autobiographical Methodology.- Expressive Writing: An Alternative to Traditional Methods*.- Workbooks for the Promotion of Mental Health and Life-Long Learning.- Computers and the Internet.- Secondary Relational Approaches.- Maternal-Infant Contact and Child Development: Insights from the Kangaroo Intervention.- Touch Interventions Positively Affect Development.- Non-Erotic Physical Affection: It's Good for You.- Sex, Sexuality, and Sensuality.- Intimacy and Fear of Intimacy.- Low-Cost Interventions for Promoting Forgiveness.- Spirituality in Achieving Physical and Psychological Health and Well-Being: Theory, Research and Low Cost Interventions*.- Tertiary Multi-Personal Approaches.- Friendship, Social Support, and Health.- Animal Companions.- Applications of Emotional Intelligence to Schools and Workplace.- Conclusion.- Implications of Prescriptive Approaches for Policy, Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Public Health.
Responsibility: edited by Luciano L'Abate


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