AskDefine | Define wellness

Word Net

wellness n : a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients" [syn: health] [ant: illness, illness]

English

Noun

  1. the quality or state of being in good health
  2. The process of learning about and engaging in behaviors that are likely to result in optimal health.
Wellness may mean:
  • Wellness (alternative medicine) -Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. This article discusses wellness from an alternative medicine perspective where wellness means being much more than just disease free.
  • Wellness (medicine) - Here, wellness refers generally to the state of being healthy. The aspects of wellness that fit firmly in the realm of medicine are discussed in this article.
  • Wellness (pet food) - A holistic pet food company.
  • Well-being (population)
  • Workplace wellness
For wellness center see:
wellness in German: Wohlbefinden
wellness in Italian: Benessere
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