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Exercise or "Meaningful" Exercise?

July 2013

Research shows that even low Intensity, relatively brief, regular exercise can improve one's health. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the goal for U.S. citizens to engage in a moderate amount of physical activity on most days of the week. In other words, if everyone in America walked, gardened, mowed lawns, shoveled walks, etc. for 30 minutes a day, our citizens would be healthier on average and our country's total health care needs and costs would be substantially less.

Every sedentary person should first work to achieve this goal. However, guidelines further state that once someone becomes regularly active, he/she should then set a goal to perform 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. This amount of exercise improves health and lifespan a bit more than simply being physically active. While this is Indeed a realistic and noble goal, the term “exercise" Is a bit vague and therefore may not result in the physical changes many aging adults desire.

The Welcyon exercise protocols and programs are based on research shown to generate substantial increases in muscle strength and cardiovascular performance. Welcyon is designed to help members realize very noticeable improvements in physical condition and the performance of activities of daily living, physical work endurance, and recreational/sports performance. While low levels of exercise can have a positive impact on health, physical activity and generic “exercise" do not lead to the physical gains achieved the Welcyon Way.

Generally, most exercise is good for health, but is it meaningful?

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