wellness

noun
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 on-site spa and wellness center at Tidepools will make for a great escape. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "Gerry Frank's picks: Head to Headlands for a relaxing Pacific City getaway," 2 Mar. 2018 Some time next year, The Four Seasons Lodge property at Koele, just outside of Lanai City some eight miles from Manele Bay, will reopen, with the aim of being the best spa and wellness center in the world, people familiar with the renovation said. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Larry Ellison Wants Lanai to Be the Most Incredible Resort in the World," 7 Apr. 2017 Head over to Leaping Bunny's website to search an extensive list of other beauty, health, and wellness brands that are also certified. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Covergirl is Now Cruelty-Free Certified by Leaping Bunny," 6 Nov. 2018 Your Health Learn this ancient martial art and focus on wellness in your body, mind and soul. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Balance a budget, save money Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd. in Katy, will present a special free program on financial wellness from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 18 June 2018 The technology explosion of wellness and sleep is really staggering. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep—And Why It Should Be Your Top Priority (Really)," 1 Nov. 2018 Weight Watchers wanted to distance itself from diet culture and align itself with wellness and body positivity. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "It costs a lot for a huge company like Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name. So what’s the payoff?," 25 Oct. 2018 So naturally, lighting was one of the most important elements of our Whole Home Project, which celebrates living with wellness and technology. Madeleine Bokan, House Beautiful, "This House Has The Coolest Lighting You’ve Ever Seen," 19 Oct. 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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wellness

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wellness

: the quality or state of being healthy

wellness

noun
well·​ness

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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