What is WELLNESS?
Contributed by Ruth Reichmann
To understand wellness travel you first must understand, the meaning of wellness. What is it? As of today's writing, there are over 13,000,000 hits on Google using the key words" definition of wellness.” Often wellness is associated with the phrase "mind, body and spirit.” There are many definitions and models of wellness, some of which are broader in breadth and scope than others.
Wellness is such a vague term, that the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness and Sports attempted to create a uniform definition of wellness in 2001. According to the Presidential Council, wellness is not synonymous with fitness, nor alternative medicine. They adapted from several sources to create the following definition.