The condition of good physical, mental and emotional health, especially when maintained by an appropriate diet, exercise, and other lifestyle modifications.
Wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires a person to become aware of and make choices for a more satisfying lifestyle. A wellness lifestyle includes a self defined balance of health habits such as adequate sleep and rest, productivity, exercise, participation in meaningful activity, nutrition, productivity, social contact, and supportive relationships. It is important to note self defined because everyone has individual needs and preferences, and the balance of activity, social contact, and sleep varies from person to person. Wellness is the process of creating and adapting patterns of behavior that lead to improved health in the wellness dimensions. The eight dimensions of wellness are: