Broncos' Welker shares benefits of sports

By BARRY WILNER - AP Pro Football Writer
    2014-05-03 09:48

NEW YORK (AP) - Wes Welker has joined a movement to develop a healthy lifestyle for amateur athletes and couch potatoes, using best practices from sports.

The star receiver of the Denver Broncos is a member of the Global Alliance for Health and Performance, which he believes can make a difference in people's lives.

Welker says he has ''experienced all the ups and downs firsthand'' in his career, and that it ''makes sense'' that people of all ages and various positions can learn to improve their fitness from what athletes do to stay in top shape.

Heading into his 11th NFL season, Welker recognizes the benefits he's gotten from sports ''mentally, physical, and emotionally.'' He sees no reason why others, regardless of their athletic skills, can't gain from the disciplines used by elite athletes.

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