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Future Health

The Difference Between Health and Wellness

March 6, 2023 

The terms health and wellness are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Health focuses on the overall goal, while wellness is the process to how you achieve that said goal. Below is a list of the differences between health and wellness. 


  • A state where your physical body is free from diseases

  • This is where you begin your path to wellness

  • It is a component of wellness

  • Includes your mental state

  • Focuses on how your physical body (physical health, mental health and emotional health), and how well-functioned it is or isn’t

  • Involves how you eat (nutrition), how you move (exercise) and the absence of acute chronic diseases


  • Overall balance of physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental and occupational well-being

  • Achieved when one strives for balance by making choices to further their health and fitness

  • Directly influences your overall health 

  • Pays close attention to your intentions and all the other areas of your life

  • Helps you live a healthy lifestyle and to achieve your full potential

  • Learn more about your body, your work, your relationships, your emotional life and more

  • There are many dimensions of wellness; body, food, rest, water, sun, air, mindset, career, relationships, finances, spirit and purpose