- 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
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Examples from the Web for wellness
He is a consultant for Foodminds, which specializes “in food, beverage, nutrition, health and wellness.”The Heart Association’s Junk Science Diet
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts
May 22, 2014
At these wellness retreats, the staff will kick your butt—and then spoil you silly.Best Luxury Boot Camps to Get Fit in 2014
December 31, 2013
Instead, judge Silicon Valley by the free time, wellness, and educational value it creates for all of us.Never Mind Inequality: Silicon Valley Enriches All of Our Lives
May 30, 2013
HealthyWage, founded in 2009 by former financier David Roddenberry, has branded itself with the motto “wellness is valuable.”Workers Earn Money on the Job for Losing Weight
April 10, 2013
Even very cheap policies often throw in some “wellness” coverage that discounts routine tests and checkups.Why Can't We Get Doggycare?
April 30, 2012
- the state of being in good physical and mental health
Word Origin and History for wellness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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