Wellness lexicon


Wellness - A holistic lifestyle

Wellness as a lifestyle idea is always considered as a holistic one. It involves body, mind, spirit and environment equally. Those who allow wellness into their lives improve quality of life. It improves general fitness, the ability to relax and to handle stress. It improves our knowledge of eating a healthy diet as well improving our vitality and wellbeing in general.

The expression wellness originates from the Anglo - American idea.  It is a combination of the words wellbeing, fitness and happiness. From the middle of the 20th century, 'wellness' began to be known worldwide as a holistic health expression. Doctor Donald Ardell, the founder of the wellness movement in the US, considers wellness as a lifestyle and a philosophy:

"Wellness is partly a lifestyle and on the other hand an attitude towards life and beyond a philosophy of life. Wellness means to be aware of your inner self and to aim for personal excellence. Wellness is based on having a clear sense of responsibility for our health as well as our quality of life in general. Wellness includes physical, psychological and mental aspects of our existence. A wellness lifestyle is a kind of hedonism. If this is developed and improved with awareness through new experiences, new knowledge and changing conditions, then new perspectives open up in a dramatic way for a good and fulfilling life. This includes personal achievement in areas like fitness, time and stress management and self esteem as well as a constructive awareness of your inner self. Wellness requires a never ending curiosity for new goals, values and the meaning of life."


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