For some, ‘wellbeing’ and ‘wellness ‘mean the same thing. In actual fact, ‘wellness’ and ‘wellbeing’ have distinct meanings. According to the National Wellness Institute in the US, ‘Wellness’ is defined as “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential”.
Whereas ‘Wellbeing’ is thought as, according to the Oxford English Dictionary of being “comfortable, healthy or happy.”
The New Economic Foundation goes further and describes Wellbeing as “how people feel and function, both on a personal and social level, and how they evaluate their lives as a whole.” When you look at ‘Wellbeing’ in this context, it permeates into almost all areas of our busy City lives.