Defining Wellness

Wellness is a modern word with ancient roots. The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.

There are two important aspects to this definition. First, wellness is not a passive or static state but rather an “active pursuit” that is associated with intentions, choices and actions as we work toward an optimal state of health and well being. Second, wellness is linked to holistic health—that is, it extends beyond physical health and incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony.

Wellness is an individual pursuit we have self-responsibility for our own choices, behaviors and lifestyles but it is also significantly influenced by the physical, social and cultural environments in which we live.

Wellness is often confused with terms such as health, well being and happiness. While there are common elements among them, wellness is distinguished by not referring to a static state of being (i.e., being happy, in good health, or a state of wellbeing). Rather, wellness is associated with an active process of being aware and making choices that lead toward an outcome of optimal holistic health and well being.

About wellness commonly we understand, a healthy body through physical exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc. So diet & fitness are the main component of wellness. We think of wellness as the intersection of your body and mind, and more important now than ever. You'll find advice here on how to keep your body well, from meditation techniques to alternative therapies like crystals and reiki. We take a no-nonsense approach to wellness, so you can trust us to report on the latest scientific advancements and expert-backed advice, from how to fall asleep (and stay asleep) to everything you need to know to be well-informed about your reproductive health.