The Definition of Wellness

Earlier today, I read this article about the definition of wellness – or the lack thereof. The article discusses the fact that, although “wellness” is an increasingly popular term, there is no commonly agreed-upon definition of the word. The article quotes Charles B. Corbin of Arizona State, who describes wellness as “a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.”

The article then asserts that wellness “is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.” Complete wellness, the article argues, is made up of many subdivisions, including the social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional environmental, financial, mental, and medical aspects of well-being.

I agree that wellness includes many areas of our lives. And I particularly like the concept of wellness as a process. To me, it is more than a state of being. The term implies a proactive attempt to live authentically in all areas of life. What about you? How do you define wellness?


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Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Keeping moving is the key

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad4 years ago


Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago


heather g.
heather g.4 years ago

I value the word "authentic" ......

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Wellness starts with how you think about things, people, situations in life. If you're always doom and gloom that's what you attract. Thoughts are things. Correct your thinking and it will be a big help in staying or getting physically healthy. They go together.