well·​ness | \ ˈwel-nəs How to pronounce wellness (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Brothers Jim and Kirk Hansen, founders of health and wellness company Kyäni Inc. were on the plane with their father, Jim Hansen Sr., Kyäni president Travis Garza said in a statement. Amir Vera, CNN, "Pilot in the South Dakota plane crash was given the OK to fly in limited visibility, NTSB says," 2 Dec. 2019 Jim Hansen and Kirk Hansen, brothers and founders of Kyäni, a health and wellness company, died in the crash, according to a statement posted by Travis Garza, the company’s president. Neil Vigdor And Mariel Padilla, SFChronicle.com, "9 family members die in South Dakota plane crash during storm," 1 Dec. 2019 Take the microbiome, which has been becoming increasingly popular in science, health and wellness circles in the past few years. Tobias Rees, Quartz, "Why tech companies need philosophers—and how I convinced Google to hire them," 22 Nov. 2019 This is all part of your aesthetic health and wellness and requires the experience of a skilled board certified health care professionals with dermatologic expertise. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank Reacts to the Internet's Most Debated Skin Questions," 15 Nov. 2019 The life insurance company MassMutual reviewed all of its benefits last year and made several additions to reflect its evolving workforce, says Claudia Coplein, the company’s head of health and wellness. BostonGlobe.com, "Jackie Geilfuss recently submitted an unusual expense report to her employer: $6,285 for the purchase of sperm.," 15 Nov. 2019 My life’s purpose is bringing health and wellness to young adults affected by cancer. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson Feted by Ryan Gordy Foundation," 12 Nov. 2019 Additionally, a wellness advocate provides nutrition coaching and cleansing and detox programs. Annie Gentile, courant.com, "Raven Opens On Main In Stafford," 8 Nov. 2019 As the year comes to a close and 2020 is on the horizon, PINK is focusing on health and wellness through for their November campaign. Teen Vogue, "Every Single Self-Care Tip We Learned From Our Brunch With PINK," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of wellness

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wellness was in 1653

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8 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Wellness.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wellness. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of wellness

chiefly US : 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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