What is Wellness?

The National Institute of Wellness considers wellness to be “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence”. This definition allows a better understanding of wellness, using the following tenets[4]:

  • Wellness is an active process, it is a conscious, self-directed and continuous process of achieving full potentials as individuals.
  • Wellness is directed towards a positive and affirming life
  • Wellness takes into account multiple components, which involves lifestyle, spiritual well-being, mental wellbeing, and the environment.