wellness

[ wel-nis ]
/ ˈwɛl nɪs /

noun

the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.

Origin of wellness

1957; well1 (in the sense “in good health”) + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for wellness

wellness
/ (ˈwɛlnəs) /

noun

the state of being in good physical and mental health
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Medicine definitions for wellness

wellness
[ wĕlnĭs ]

n.

The condition of good physical, mental and emotional health, especially when maintained by an appropriate diet, exercise, and other lifestyle modifications.
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