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.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

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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Medical 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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