The World Health Organization defines health as "not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being". Wellness has been defined more as the action an individual takes to meet the above definition of health.
Wellness incorporates the power of choice, meaning an individual has the ability to take action towards optimal health. The individual creates the proper environment for a healthier lifestyle. There is an understanding that there is no quick fix for optimal health, that the path of health is an infinite journey. To reach an optimal state of health and wellness, the individual appreciates that the body is a three-dimensional being. Body, mind, and spirit are woven together as one. Any action, thought, feeling that one has, will create a rippling effect on not only their body, but in those that surround.