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

Example Sentences

Daily exercise is proven to promote wellness. discounted gym memberships are part of the company's employee wellness program
Recent Examples on the Web Soon thereafter, the players association launched a mental health and wellness program. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov. 2022 Greenways are critical to the city’s overall vision, promoting health and wellness, tourism, economic development, recreation and much more, the release said. al, 23 Nov. 2022 The café focuses on health and wellness and includes a community center offering yoga and mental health services. La Risa R. Lynch, Journal Sentinel, 18 Nov. 2022 The benefits of mandating time off Emphasizing the importance of health and wellness as a part of mandatory time off policies is a great way to support your team in taking care of themselves. Joe Alim, Quartz, 18 Nov. 2022 Work in naps, if necessary, to make up for any sleep deficits that could negatively affect your health and wellness. CNN, 17 Nov. 2022 Each finalist has had a major accomplishment over the last year and is using their influence to increase health and wellness access and equity. Kasandra Brabaw, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2022 With so many types of products available and cannabis being such a fluid commodity, opportunities are ripe to partner with an array of sectors, including food and beverage, apparel, athletics, beauty, health and wellness, and entertainment. Arshad Lasi, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2022 The honorees include: · Robert S. Allen Sr., Cleveland Heights - recognized for his advocacy to improve the health and wellness of minority men. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2022 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near wellness

Cite this Entry

“Wellness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wellness. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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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