well·ness | \ ˈwel-nəs \

Definition of wellness 

: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal lifestyles that promote wellness

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Examples of wellness in a Sentence

Daily exercise is proven to promote wellness. discounted gym memberships are part of the company's employee wellness program

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The conservancy intended to use the estate as a spiritual wellness center and events venue. Katie Park, Philly.com, "Will a boutique hotel and spa open at Cheltenham's Elkins Estate? Developer in talks to buy the property for $6 million," 2 July 2018 An on-campus wellness center was to provide free dentistry, optometry, and medical care to all students. Daniel Duane, WIRED, "How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco," 28 June 2018 Westminster Village, for example, is a luxury community offering a wellness center, spa, six-hole putting green as well as home health services, assisted living, skilled nursing care, even Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, "Is a not-for-profit retirement community the right choice for you?," 27 June 2018 Residents could walk from an entertainment space on NE Williams to a food market with a wellness center and rooftop garden. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "In Portland, a neighborhood designs its own solution to displacement," 26 June 2018 Other amenities include an infinity pool, two Jacuzzis, a gym, and a wellness center with a massage room and sauna. Veronica Stoddart, Condé Nast Traveler, "New Expedition Ships: Small but Mighty Appealing," 14 June 2018 Other plans for the community include 120 affordable senior apartment homes, a community health and wellness center and a new Boys and Girls Club. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando's West Lakes area gets $12.75 million boost from foundation to create early learning center," 6 June 2018 In a rare concession to the modern age, the wellness center offers Pilates, Barre and Zumba. Kate Betts, WSJ, "An Upscale Summer Camp for Grown-ups in Maine," 16 May 2018 Construction will start soon on a health and wellness center that will include a cardio-fitness program. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Inside West Bloomfield school's attempt to combat suicide, help students cope," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of wellness

1653, in the meaning defined above

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1 Sep 2018

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The first known use of wellness was in 1653

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English Language Learners Definition of wellness

: the quality or state of being healthy



Medical Definition of wellness 

: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal lifestyles that promote wellness

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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