What does wellness mean?

Definitions for wellness
ˈwɛl nɪswell·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. health, wellnessnoun

    a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease

    "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

Wiktionary

  1. wellnessnoun

    The quality or state of being in good health.

  2. wellnessnoun

    The process of learning about and engaging in behaviors that are likely to result in optimal health.

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  1. Wellness

    Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. It has been used in the context of alternative medicine since Halbert L. Dunn, M.D., began using the phrase high level wellness in the 1950s. The modern concept of wellness did not, however, become popular until the 1970s. The term has been defined by the Wisconsin-based National Wellness Institute as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. This is consistent with a shift in focus away from illness in viewing human health, typical of contexts where the term wellness is used. In other words, wellness is a view of health that emphasizes the state of the entire being and its ongoing development. The phrase can also be seen as an analogue to the medical term "homeostasis". Wellness can also be described as "the constant, conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential." Halbert L. Dunn, M.D., began using the phrase high level wellness in the 1950s, based on a series of lectures at a Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. Dunn defined wellness as "an integrated method of functioning which is oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable. It requires that the individual maintain a continuum of balance and purposeful direction within the environment where he is functioning." He also stated that "wellness is a direction in progress toward an ever-higher potential of functioning".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. wellness

    Force health protection program that consolidates and incorporates physical and mental fitness, health promotion, and environmental and occupational health. See also force health protection.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wellness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wellness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wellness in a Sentence

  1. Alyson Stoner:

    I’ve found that a lot of the work I do with people outside of the business relates to emotional awareness, psychological wellness and that’s where my fascination with neuroscience came in.

  2. Abraham Maslow:

    The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

  3. Verdine Baker:

    People are starting to see stretching as that modality that fits into health and wellness, similar to physical therapy or chiropractic care.

  4. Lora DiCarlo:

    It's basically a dual stimulation sexual wellness product, so it's a personal massager for internal and external stimulation to achieve a blended orgasm.

  5. Chris Vangellow:

    Additionally, we have an active Wellness Committee that partners with the county Health Initiative to find funding sources for healthy food choices, like our smoothie cart for healthier classroom celebrations.

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