[ hel-thuh--niz-uhm ]
/ ˈhɛl θə ˌnɪz əm /


the practice of having an essentially healthy lifestyle, as through diet and exercise, while including a reasonable amount of self-indulgence, as in drinking alcoholic beverages: Friday night’s on-site cocktail party marked the yoga studio’s foray into healthonism.

Nearby words

  1. healthcare proxy,
  2. healthful,
  3. healthfully,
  4. healthily,
  5. healthism,
  6. healthy,
  7. healthyish,
  8. healy,
  9. healy, timothy michael,
  10. heaney

Compare retox.

Origin of healthonism

First recorded in 2010–15; coined by J. Walter Thompson marketing communications agency; blend of health and hedonism

Related formshealth·on·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019