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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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Aerobic Exercise: Getting it Just Right

Welcyon members doing aerobic exercise

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend “adults engage in 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on 5 days per week.” But what does that mean? Read more for Coach Mark’s explanation of “moderate” and “engage,” to demystify how much aerobic exercise you should be getting, and how hard it should be.


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Healthy Vegan Black Bean & Avocado Enchiladas

Vegan enchilada filling

Spice up your Cinco de Mayo with this delicious enchilada recipe. It is vegan, and can be made gluten free, making it a dish the whole family can enjoy. Plus, black beans are a great source of fiber and protein, while being low in fat. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals like folic acid, magnesium, potassium, and iron—which are vital to helping your body function propery and stay energized and keep muscles healthy.


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Welcyon Strength Exercise: The Energizer Bunny® Secret

Welcyon strength training

Stronger muscles are the most obvious benefit of doing regular, good quality, strength exercise. However, you might be surprised that there’s a second wonderful benefit from you doing all of those repetitions on the Welcyon strength machines…


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They Were Right!

Welcyon neck stretch

I’m not sure from whom you heard it first: your mother, your grandmother, your grade school teacher, or maybe all of them.“Sit up straight! Don’t slouch!”

Now, an occasional slouch is just fine. What they were hoping to prevent is the habit of slouching, which could lead to bad posture. And, it turns out they were right.


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Spring Snickerdoodle Smoothie

healthy green smoothie

Spring has officially sprung! What better way to celebrate than with a healthy and refreshing snickerdoodle green smoothie? This indulgently healthy treat will leave your sweet tooth satisfied, without the guilt of an empty cookie jar.


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Mini Shepherd’s Pies Recipe

Healthy Mini Shepherd's Pie

St. Paddy’s Day is on its way! What better way to celebrate than with healthy and delicious miniature shepherd’s pies? Thanks to spinach and winter squash, this dish packs some powerful nutrients that help your body stay fueled and offer great health benefits. Perhaps it’s just the luck of the Irish that makes this dish both tasty and good for you.


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Build Your Endurance

Welcyon members on recumbent bikes

Being unable to finish a walk, do lawn work or gardening, and play with your grandchildren can diminish your quality of life. Feeling tired or having a lack of energy may be the result of inactivity—so try aerobic exercise!


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Muscle Vanishing in Aging Adults

Welcyon member working out

That’s a headline you’ve never read. But, considering the seriousness of the problem, it’s one that should be printed on the front page of every newspaper. Without doing the right things (outlined in this blog), the average American who lives an average lifespan will have lost 70% of the muscle tissue in his/her arms and legs. That leads to physical weakness and a gradual, progressive decline in the ability to do the day-to-day activities required to live a full, independent life.


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Chocolate Pom-Poms for Valentine’s Day

chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate fruit and juice have many healthy properties. They are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, are a good source of fiber and have anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that eating the fruit and/or drinking the juice can help protect against disease. Learn what great nutrients one cup of pomegranate seeds contain, and enjoy this delicious dessert with your Valentine.


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