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date: 25 May 2024

wellness 

Source:
A Dictionary of Sports Studies
Author(s):

Alan Tomlinson

An optimal state of health. Wellness as a concept became commonly used towards the end of the 20th century and maintains that health is not simply the absence of illness and disease but is a continuum from death at one end, through absence of illness, to an optimal state of being at the other end. The World Health Organization defines wellness through two foci: ‘the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfillment of one's role expectations in the family, community, workplace, place of worship and other settings’.... ...

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