Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Beach and Pool Workout

31st July 2015

Fitness Friday

All of us need down time--time to rest, relax and renew.  So when we have the opportunity to take a vacation, many of us head to the beach or a pool to kick back, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the lazy days of summer by the water.

Do we really need to kick back five days in a row though?  Some of us would be feeling pretty antsy after only a couple of days of no activity.  Yet, we’re not too eager to leave our brief stint in paradise.  Good news—you don’t have to! …

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We’ve all heard the typical reasons why we should exercise: improve our cardiovascular system, maintain our weight, increase our muscular strength, and enhance our appearance. However, there are also practical benefits of committing to consistent physical activity

You can eat more.
Exercise allows you to consume greater quantities of food and still maintain an appropriate caloric balance.  In the short term, you are burning calories from the recent bout of activity. …

By Deborah Evans Parker, Director of WellnessSleep good for health
Fitness Friday

We live in a society that prides itself on accomplishment and multi-tasking.  We then combine this lifestyle with information overload, blue screens and being constantly plugged in and wonder why our sleep, memory, performance, mood and health suffer. 

Sleep deprivation is a condition of not having enough sleep and can be either chronic or acute for many.  Sleep deprivation is an emergent concern for health, safety, work…