Hot Take: Are Millennials the “Wellness Generation”?

In 2014, SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management) reported that millennials — people born between 1981 and 1996 — were the most receptive to wellness outreach efforts. 

Believe it or not, 2014 was 8 years ago. 🤯 

A Sanford Health article from 2018 called millennials “The Wellness Generation,” pointing to a study where millennials ranked health and wellness as a higher priority than previous generations. Millennials in 2018 were also twice as likely than the baby boomer generation to view work-life balance and not enough free time as major career concerns. Millennials smoke less, eat healthier, and exercise more than previous generations. 


Even before the pandemic, before the recent cultural shifts and social movements that have put us all on notice, millennials were already aware that something had to change.

Growing up in a time of immense technological advances and constant change, millennials are typically more agile and more likely to adopt a person-centered worldview, compared to the 20th century “profit over people” mindset still adopted by most of today’s leaders. 

Our Joy Society community is not just millennials. All of us are part of this new movement that prioritizes well-being.

Millennial or not, why have you decided to opt in to well-being as a lifestyle?

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