Wellness: In Mind, Body & Spirit

Wellness is all the rage: It’s a $686 billion industry–and growing. The global market for health and wellness is expected to swell to $815 billion by 2021, according to Euromonitor International.

The buzzword “wellness” can be defined as “the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being” (World Health Organization).

Going one step further,wellness “goes beyond mere freedom from disease or infirmity and emphasizes the proactive maintenance and improvement of health and well-being… incorporating attitudes and activities that prevent disease, improve health, enhance quality of life, and bring a person to increasingly optimum levels of well-being” (Dr. Jack Travis’ Illness Wellness Continuum).

Wellness is tied to:

  • health
  • fitness
  • nutrition
  • health eating
  • exercise
  • sleep
  • mental health
  • managing stress
  • corporate wellness programs
  • meditation
  • spa industry
  • outdoor recreation
  • weight loss
  • lifestyle

With that in mind, much of my work has focused on wellness lately! Here are three recently-published articles touching on wellness… and look for more to come!

Gaining Momentum: Tracey Wakeen shares her passion for fitness, TheBurg, March 2018

18 Ways to Get Healthy in 2018Susquehanna Style, February 2018

On the Rocks: Climbing high, warm and dry, in Perry CountyTheBurg, January 2018

What areas of wellness interest you? Feel free to comment, below:

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