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

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Tencent wanted the bridge to promote health and wellness and to symbolize the heart of the complex. Dominique Fong And Shan Li, WSJ, "In the Office of Tomorrow, Tech Takes a Load Off—but Watch Out for Weight Gain," 22 Jan. 2019 Golden Well Sanctuary, a 170-acre family owned organic vegetable and berry farm in New Haven, hosts wellness retreats, yoga classes, and workshops on medicinal plants, basket weaving, and drum making. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Fun Things to Do in Vermont," 25 June 2018 Food, of course, is another important essential facet of wellness. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miranda Kerr’s Secrets For De-Stressing," 18 Jan. 2018 The Good Vibrations As the gold medal winner of the 2018 Edison Awards, which recognizes groundbreaking technology in wellness, this anxiety-minimizing gadget lives up to the recognition. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "5 Ways to De-Stress—And Stay Sane—During the Holidays," 19 Nov. 2018 Devito noticed that body positivity and diversity have also been trending topics in the wellness, fashion, and beauty spaces. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Exclusive: This Powerful Portrait Series Shows Body Positivity Is More Than a Trend," 28 Sep. 2018 Counterintuitively, perhaps, the resort will specialize in all things wellness: Its 16,000-square-foot spa, run in partnership with Biologique Recherche, will have its own yoga studio, sauna, hammam, and a set of indoor and outdoor pools. Fortune, "5 Spectacular, New Ways to Experience the French Countryside," 28 June 2018 Hundreds of students attended a candlelight vigil Friday to honor Todd, who was majoring in wellness and recreation. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "T.F. North coach Tim Bankston devastated by stabbing death of former player Marquis Todd," 6 Mar. 2018 Kasich cited the Cleveland Clinic as an example of a company that not only provides health services but also coordinates patient care, focuses on quality and expects its own employees to play a role in their own wellness. Stephen Koff, cleveland.com, "Kasich, other governors restate national need to deal with health care costs and quality," 23 Feb. 2018

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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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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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