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Instant Pot Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles

Refried Beans with Onion, Garlic, and Chiles

Studies have shown that a diet that incorporates plenty of beans may decrease the risk of several chronic conditions, like diabetes and heart disease, and can also decrease risk of colorectal cancer.


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Fighting the Flu and Other Illness

As we age, we are at higher risk of catching illnesses like the flu and pneumonia. Learn more about the action you can take to stay healthy this fall and winter.

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Easy Delicata Squash with Orange & Pistachios

Delicata Squash

Eating seasonal ingredients isn’t just friendly on your wallet, is also provides nutrients that tend to be important during that season. For instance, the squash for this recipe is harvested in the fall, and is a great source of vitamins A and C, which both play important roles in fighting off those fall infections and colds.


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Spicy Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

As fall approaches, the pumpkin craze begins. Pumpkin spice lattes, candles, and pies, galore! But we welcome the pumpkin craze, because pumpkins are really good for you! It’s packed with fiber which helps with weight loss, making you feel fuller longer.


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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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