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

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 After all, our bodies were walking billboards for all of the toxic narratives about fitness, wellness, and fatness that so many of us learn from childhood onwards. Marie Southard Ospina, SELF, 11 Jan. 2022 The Trail presents a rich experience for birdwatchers and botanists, photographers, rafters and runners, as well as for those looking for a spiritual, wellness, or religious experience. Sandra Macgregor, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 While compensation plays a major role in hiring and retaining workers, Lovich said benefits like tuition reimbursement, wellness, childcare and training and development will also be important. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 The boxes contain six to eight items, including healthy snacks, tea, botanical wellness, apothecary, aromatherapy, vegan body care, gardening, home decor, apparel and accessories. Victoria Priola, oregonlive, 15 Dec. 2021 Shoppable categories at the fair will include apparel, handmade crafts, home goods, wellness, beauty, and even specialty foods. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 Dec. 2021 Over the last few years, right-wing conspiracy theories have torn through yoga, wellness, and mom's groups online. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 2 Dec. 2021 With outstanding surf, local seafood, wondrous wellness, and vibrant wildlife — not to mention luxury resorts — this Pacific Coast destination is endless summer embodied. Kathryn Romeyn, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2021 With his degree and his title belts and his raw charisma, Day could get a job as a health-and-wellness instructor, maybe at a school. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 18 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of wellness

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Wellness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wellness. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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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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