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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]



  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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