A newsletter for members, family and friends of Welcyon.
If you’re like most, losing weight is a New Year’s resolution you’d like to realize. The great news is that the Welcyon exercise protocols are perfectly designed to help you accomplish that goal.
Many people think that losing weight is all about aerobic exercise; spending countless sweaty hours on the treadmill, a stepper and a cycle. Doing so can certainly help you lose weight, but there may be an even more important exercise approach.
The Welcyon strength exercise program is formulated to help you add muscle to your body. More muscle burns more fuel—fuel in the form of fat, even on days you don’t exercise! Let’s do some simple math…
Assume that by exercising for six months at Welcyon, you add five pounds of muscle. A reasonable estimate is that one pound of muscle burns 20 calories per day, just to keep itself alive, and healthy.
20 calories per day x 5 pounds of muscle = 100 additional calories burned each day
100 calories per day x 7 days per week = 700 additional calories burned each week
700 calories per week x 52 weeks in a year = 36,400 additional calories burned each year
If the average aerobic exercise session burns 300 calories, in the course of a year, five additional pounds of muscle will burn the equivalent of having exercised aerobically 121 times! No wonder some well-conducted weight-loss studies show that the addition of strength exercise generated greater losses of weight compared to aerobic exercise alone.
Now, keep doing your aerobic exercise. It provides some benefits that strength exercise does not. But realize that getting stronger not only helps you feel and function better, it also is an effective way to lose extra pounds! Welcyon—Belong to Strong.