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 eating
- mental health
- managing stress
- corporate wellness programs
- spa industry
- outdoor recreation
- weight loss
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 2018, Susquehanna Style, February 2018
On the Rocks: Climbing high, warm and dry, in Perry County, TheBurg, January 2018
What areas of wellness interest you? Feel free to comment, below: