wellness [wel-nis] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for wellness on Thesaurus.com noun

  1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
  2. 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 Related Words for wellness wellbeing, fitness, wholeness, robustness, shape, strength, vigor, verdure Examples from the Web for wellness Contemporary Examples of 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

    Lonely Planet

    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

    Gregory Ferenstein

    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

    Eliza Shapiro

    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?

    Noah Kristula-Green

    April 30, 2012

  • Historical Examples of wellness

  • Don’t get discouraged if you can’t suddenly change your life from shadow to sunshine, from illness to wellness.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter

  • The focus of the Nursing as Caring theory, then, is not toward an end product such as health or wellness.

    Nursing as Caring

    Anne Boykin

  • British Dictionary definitions for wellness wellness noun

    1. the state of being in good physical and mental health

    Word Origin and History for wellness n.

    1650s, from well (adv.) + -ness.

    wellness in Medicine wellness [wĕl′nĭs] n.

    1. 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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