Dr. Halbert L. Dunn began using the phrase high level wellness in the 1950’s however the concept of wellness became popular in the 1970’s.
By definition, Wellness is the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind especially as a result of deliberate effort. Also referenced as an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
The National Wellness Institute has defined wellness as “a conscious self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential. A multidementional and holistic encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual wellbeing, and the environment. Wellness is always positive and affirming.