How About, “Exercise, Be Happy!”?
In 1988, Bobby McFerrin released the popular and catchy tune, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” While it is good advice, one study shows that exercise helps too!
Researchers recruited 120 men and women with an average age of 71 years. Half of them performed a variety of walking, stretching, movement, and balance exercises regularly for 8 weeks. The other half did not perform formal exercise.
Three days before Thanksgiving, David’s heart stopped 13 times. After a few days in the hospital, he was home in time for turkey. But on Christmas morning, he went into cardiac arrest again. This time he emerged from the cardiac unit with a pacemaker, and a brand new attitude. He knew it was time to make some serious changes. See how two years of workouts at Welcyon have helped him shed 25 pounds, shed inches from his waist, and gain a whole lot of new strength and energy for life.
Five Ways to Keep Upper Arm Muscles Healthy & Strong
Whether you’re swinging a tennis racquet or lifting your grandchild, you need strong biceps and triceps. But as we age, these muscles can rapidly diminish, leaving us unable to do even the simplest chores. Fortunately, strength training can restore lost muscle and prevent age-related loss. Check out five ways to tone up—safely and fast!
Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Part of a Much Bigger Problem
Lower back pain seems like an inevitable part of aging. Just pass the ibuprofen and carry on. Right? Actually, discomfort in the lumbar region is often the first symptom of deeper problems that can drastically impact your mobility and quality of life. Fortunately, there’s a practical solution that builds strength, corrects posture, and eliminates back pain. And it doesn’t come in a bottle.
We all know that working out with a friend is a great motivator. But what about working out with your twin? Double fun or double jeopardy? Ask twin brothers Rod and Ron Johnson. The pair belong to Welcyon, and encourage each other to work out three or four times a week. The only catch is Rod’s club is in Boise, ID, and Ron’s is in Lakewood, CO. Yet despite the mountains and plains between them, they remain closer than many siblings who live in the same town. You might say, this is a case of distance making the heart grow stronger.
There’s a lot more to strong abdominal muscles than a “ripped six pack.” In fact, even if those muscles never see the light of day, your time on the ab machine is well spent. From lifting your grandkids to eliminating back pain, a strong core delivers big benefits to your health and quality of life.
For many of us, the hardest part of joining a health club is—well—joining a health club. In a fitness landscape dominated by impossibly toned and flexible 20-somethings, just showing up at the gym can be stressful and intimidating. But, one day after being left breathless from carting her luggage across airports, Michelle knew it was time for a change.
As a hard-working IT professional, Curt sat in front of a computer at least eight hours a day. And though he kept his employer’s networks up and humming, his own system was headed for a crash. Learn how Welcyon helped him build strength, gain energy, and lose 30 pounds.
At 73, Sally has held her own on the volleyball court for over 36 years. But despite staying active, she gained weight over time, and developed type 2 diabetes. Within six months of joining Welcyon, she gained strength, shed pounds, and watched her blood sugar tumble.
Mike had no problem staying in shape during his military career, but after retiring at age 50 he lost motivation and strength. Find out how a personal tragedy led him to Welcyon, and a path of fitness and healing beyond grief.