Wellness for a healthier and more sustainable world

Nerio Alessandri Founder and President
of the Wellness Foundation
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20 years of Wellness Valley


Promoting Wellness Communities around the world


Wellness, a priority for policy makers

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Wellness Campus, where the Wellness vision comes to life


Educating younger generations to healthy lifestyles

Since 2003 the Wellness Foundation has been raising awareness of Wellness around the world. We advocate for more active lifestyles and healthier communities.
Health is Wealth
Wellness is a social opportunity and today even more a priority: 

  • for people to stay healthy and live better and longer,

  • for companies and organizations to improve productivity and realize the full potential of their staff, 

  • and for Governments to implement cost-effective and sustainable public health programs focused on prevention.

healthy people, healthy planet, healthy people, healthy planet,

Wellness every day, everywhere

Wellness is a lifestyle choice that all of us can make. It increases quality of life and has a positive impact on both physical and mental health. Regular exercise is the key to chronic disease prevention. Research shows that physical activity also contributes to improving self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and mental energy, as well as relieving stress and anxiety.

A lifestyle that can be adopted at any age and in any place based on:


Regular physical exercise


A healthy diet


A positive mental approach

The Wellness Economy is the evolution of the Green Economy: a new vision for development that focuses on people and their health to create more equitable, inclusive and sustainable societies.

Health is Wealth
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Wellness Valley, the first district of Wellness 

Since 2003 the Wellness Foundation has promoted and coordinated the “Wellness Valley” project, which aims to make the Italian region of Romagna the first district for knowledge and culture on wellness and the good quality of life.

The project was launched by Nerio Alessandri; today it involves over 250 public and private stakeholders from the area.

Wellness Highlights
World Happiness Report 2023 Lo sapevi che secondo il World Happiness Report la Finlandia è stata il paese più felice del mondo negli ultimi 6 years?
Equitable and sustainable well-being BES Report 2022: 46% of Italians are very satisfied with their lives, but satisfaction with their leisure time and their future has decreased.
Sport: Italians are less active than the European average Sport is good for your health, but how much is it practised in Italy and in the rest of Europe?
Salt reduction: a life-saving strategy The global burden of unhealthy diets is a major public health challenge. 1.89 million deaths are associated with excessive intake of salt.
Physical activity: a mainstay treatment for mental disorders Largest meta-analysis to-date confirms that physical activity effectively reduces depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
Commercial determinants of health Commercial actors influence health in several ways. The frameworks for understanding and an agenda for responding to the influences on health are set out in The Lancet Series on the Commercial Determinants of Health.
School health and nutrition Childhood and adolescence are critical times for establishing healthy lifestyles. In the new global report on school health and nutrition, ‘Ready to learn and thrive’, UNESCO answers to some important questions about this topic.
In the EU less than 3% goes to preventive care On average in the EU, public and private expenditure on preventive care account for less than 3% of total health expenditure, while 97% is dedicated to cure.
Health, happiness and the Wellness Economy A recent report by the Global Wellness Institute highlighted the relationship between the wellness economy and life satisfaction. Where the expense of wellness products and services is higher, people are happier and more satisfied with their lives.
The role of physical activity on mental health 280 million people around the globe suffer from depression, which is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Research supports a beneficial role of exercise and increased physical activity for addressing mental health issues.
New report on childhood obesity in Europe WHO Europe has published a new Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) report, measuring trends in overweight and obesity among 411.000 children aged 6-9 years in 33 countries (out of 45 countries that participated in the fifth round).
The global cost of physical inactivity The World Health Organization recently published The Global status report on physical activity 2022, measuring the extent to which governments are implementing recommendations to increase physical activity across all ages and abilities.

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