“Wellness,” said Dan Rather on a 1979 episode of 60 Minutes, “There’s a word you don’t hear every day.” Since that fateful moment in television history, wellness has moved from a fringe concept that was rarely uttered in conversation into a word that is heard regularly in interpersonal conversations, media, and in business, medical journals and publications.
Corporate wellness has grown into a $2 billion industry in that timeframe and has been incorporated into primary care medicine, corporate benefits packages, and government health initiatives. It has also become a buzzword used by health plans and brokers to upsell services.
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