Wellness means much more than the absence of sickness. It is a way of living that emphasizes such preventive measures as eating a healthy diet; making exercise an enjoyable part of your life, and making selfcare decisions that will actively improve the quality of your life. Wellness means reducing your risk for chronic disease, preventing and treating injuries, banishing environmental and safety hazards from your home and workplace, and eliminating unnecessary trips to the doctor—but making the best use of the healthcare system when you need it.
The premise of wellness is that you can live a long, healthy, and active life. All you need is the desire to do so—and the right information on which to base your actions.