According to Wilson (2018), the term wellness can be defined as "the process of actively seeking good health" (para. 1). Thinking about health in multiple dimensions such as in the physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial and occupational is a tenant of the current understanding of this term (Wilson, 2018, para. 1). Looking at the graph below, U.S. adults believe being healthy can range from having no to few health problems, eating healthy and being fit. Our current understanding of the term wellness encompasses much more than just physical heath.
Statista. (November 1, 2017). What does being “healthy” mean to you? [Chart]. In Statista. Retrieved July 25, 2019, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/285676/meaning-health-wellness/
Wilson, B. R. A. (2018). Wellness. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ers&AN=115297576&site=eds-live&scope=site