wellness

noun

well·​ness ˈwel-nəs How to pronounce wellness (audio)
: 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 Still, that doesn’t mean your bangles can’t give your overall wellness routine a little boost. Jennifer Heimlich, SELF, 1 July 2024 On June 13, the hospital opened a new burn center with 16 ICU beds and 24 regular beds, 10 pediatric beds and a wellness and recreation area for patients of all ages. Rey Covarrubias Jr., The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2024 For a slower pace, add in ceramics, art, and cooking classes, relax pool or lakeside, take one of the many wellness or fitness classes, or try paddle board yoga. Cameron Beall, Southern Living, 28 June 2024 The law makes mental health and wellness a valid circumstance for withdrawing from the institution and receiving a refund, along with illness, injury and hospitalization. Kiersten Hacker, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for wellness 

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wellness was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Wellness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wellness. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

wellness

noun
well·​ness -nəs How to pronounce wellness (audio)
: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal
lifestyles that promote wellness

Medical Definition

wellness

noun
well·​ness
: the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal
lifestyles that promote wellness
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