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Exercise for Arthritis: Defying Logic

Welcyon member exercising with coach

One half of adults 65 and older have been told by their doctor they have arthritis. Arthritis causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, and can lead to disability. It’s logical to think that if one has a painful joint, exercise and activity should be limited, if not avoided altogether. But studies suggest otherwise, and signal the importance of exercise for your joints.


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Getting Diabetes Under Control

Ole, successful Welcyon Member

Ole is a dedicated member of Welcyon, and it shows.

With a good diet and regular visits to the club, Ole has increased his strength, and been able to eliminate one of his two medications for diabetes.


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Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini

Summer isn’t over, yet! Enjoy the beautiful weather and summer fruits and veggies while they are still in season. This grilled zucchini makes the perfect low-calorie side during your Labor Day grill out, and offers a wide range of health benefits.


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Exercise: Expand Your Brain?!

Exercising Brain

It is estimated that after 40 years of age, on average, the human brain shrinks 5% per decade—and shrinkage may accelerate after 70. This is a serious problem, because a decrease in brain volume is associated with memory loss, diminished mental function, dementia, and even mortality. However, an ever-increasing number of research studies show that properly performed exercise actually increases the size of certain regions of the brain in older adults. In the least, exercise can slow the rate and amount of brain shrinkage.


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Janie Westin, Stone Carver

Janie on Welcyon's smart equipment

Janie is a stone carver. She works out at Welcyon to build her strength to avoid job-related injuries. She stays in good shape, which allows her to work in the odd and challenging body positions that her stone carving requires.


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Aerobic Exercise: How Hard Should It Be?

Most have heard that endurance exercise is good for us, so we pedal away, go for a walk or run, or move our arms and legs back and forth repeatedly on an elliptical machine. But, have you ever wondered how hard to exercise? The answer all depends on your goal (or goals).


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Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad Recipe

Garbanzo Bean Salad

Have you heard of the Mediterranean diet? Learn what it is, and the health benefits associated with it—then enjoy this Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad recipe for a healthy and hearty mediterranean dish.


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Fire Cracker Parfait

Red white and blue parfait

Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries pack a healthy punch! These little fruits are not just a sweet summer treat; they’re also a sweet way to ward off disease. Try this recipe for the 4th, and then continue to enjoy it all summer long.


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Get Stronger, Live Longer

Members exercising at Welcyon

Give yourself a BIG pat on the back! The chances are excellent that if you’re reading this article, you belong to Welcyon. Whatever your chief reason for exercising, the research is louder and clearer than ever that you are doing the right thing for yourself. Let us explore why.


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“Orange You Glad It’s Summer” Smoothie Recipe

orange mango smoothie

It’s summer time and you’re feeling fine! But this smoothie will help you to feel even better, because it’s loaded with high-fiber, high-antioxidant ingredients.

Read more to learn about the health benefits this smoothie provides, and to get the recipe.


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