What is the definition of Wellness?
The truth is wellness is a tough word to define. That said, we'll leave it to Charles B. Corbin of Arizona State University who gives this definition of wellness: "Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being."
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.
Process means that improvement is always possible.
Aware means that we are continuously seeking more information about how we can improve.
Choices means that we consider a variety of options and select those in our best interest.
Success is determined by each individual to be their collection of life accomplishments.
Dimensions of Wellness
If wellness is multidimensional, what are the dimensions of wellness? The most commonly described sub-dimensions are the following:
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