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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Those are in addition to the numerous trademarks for his TB12 logo and health and wellness products as well as one for his TB12 Foundation. courant.com, "Tom Terrific? Tom Brady ticks off Mets fans with his trademark request," 3 June 2019 WPA PoolGetty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just confirmed on their Sussex Royal Instagram that Prince Harry and Oprah will be partnering on a new TV series with Apple on mental health and wellness. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Just Announced a Partnership with Oprah on a New Mental Health TV Series," 10 Apr. 2019 Lauren Mayhew, health and wellness coach at MIT and Emerson Hospital, also teaches a method called Essentrics, focused on improving posture. Laney Ruckstuhl, BostonGlobe.com, "Is your device giving you ‘iPad neck,’ ‘i-hunch,’ or ‘text neck’?," 28 June 2018 In addition, mammogram screenings will be available for women accompanying their children at the Longwood Shepherd’s Hope Health Center location on July 30, with the Florida Hospital for Women mobile wellness coach. Annie Martin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Free back-to-school physicals are available in Orange and Seminole counties," 25 June 2018 Lauer is a health and wellness coach in the Tempe district, working in an alcohol and drug prevention program. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Former Mountain Pointe assistant Eric Lauer named Marcos de Niza head coach," 7 May 2018 The spiritually curious can indulge in Mandalas and Margaritas, a popular program in which guests paint a mandala stone under the guidance of a spiritual wellness coach while enjoying an oceanside margarita. Erin Behan, Los Angeles Magazine, "Make the Most of a SoCal Summer at Terranea," 7 May 2018 Women in the exhibit range from WTMX host Lisa Allen to wellness coach Carla Jian Primero and travel and style blogger Ceta White Walters. Alison Bowen, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago women's breast imprints part of River North art exhibit," 1 May 2018 How often people might see her, and treat her – a health and wellness coach – as disabled. charlotteobserver, "This young mom had a date to get her foot amputated – and 7 long weeks to dread it. | Charlotte Observer," 21 Mar. 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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