healthful, healthy

Healthful refers to something that gives or promotes good health

  • Eating a healthful diet is one way to stay healthy.

Healthy means having or showing good health. However, healthy is being used increasingly in both senses, even in official or academic documents.

  • Healthy seniors contribute their skills and experience to society.
  • With the harvest from his vegetable garden, Marcel eats a healthy diet.
  • Healthy villages, healthy schools, healthy workplaces, and healthy food markets are objectives of the Healthy Cities movement all over the world.

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