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Get Stronger, Live Longer

Give yourself a BIG pat on the back! The chances are excellent that if you're reading this article, you belong to Welcyon. Whatever your chief reason for exercising, the research is louder and clearer than ever that you are doing the right thing for yourself. Let us explore why.

Take a guess: which of the following problems has the strongest relationship to early death?


- Diabetes

- Smoking

- Physical Inactivity

- Obesity



Research has recently shown that surprisingly, being physically inactive is more closely associated with early death than diabetes, smoking, and obesity COMBINED!


At Welcyon, we strive to offer you a welcoming environment not only to promote being active, but to benefit from the optimal types of physical activity. This is so very important because research has also revealed that if you do the right kinds or physical activity at the right intensities, you can ward off, or help manage, many common chronic diseases, such as:


- Heart disease

- Hypertension

- Digestive system cancer (example, colon cancer)

- Breast cancer

- Diabetes

- Cardiovascular disease

- Arthritis

- Osteoporosis

- Depression


For example, one study demonstrated that lowering blood pressure by just 2 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) resulted in a 15% reduction in the risk of stroke. Or, by adding 3 pounds of muscle from strength training, study subjects increased their resting metabolic rate 7%, resulting in better regulation of body weight.


By belonging to and regularly exercising at Welcyon, you will meet the physical activity recommendations created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AND, if you follow the activity protocols as instructed by the Welcyon Fitness Coaches, you can take your health to a new level by realizing better cardiovascular performance, greater muscle strength, and improved posture and balance.


BE active, BE healthy, BE well. Belong to Strong!

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