Notes from the Lake

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sleepFitness Friday

Whether we are following tradition, acting out of habit or jumping on the public bandwagon, many of us wait for the right time to adopt a healthy behavior such as exercise or stop one that is not good for us, such as smoking. And there are many days throughout the year that seem to be conducive for making a positive change: Mondays, the first day of spring, the last day of school and the always popular New Year’s Day.  

If you’ve been waiting for an opportune time,…

Fitness Friday

Halloween arrives next week.  To prepare for the parties and trick-or-treat tradition, Americans will purchase almost 90 million pounds of candy in the next seven days making Halloween the frontrunner by a very high margin in the candy holiday race!

Chocolate is clearly our preferred choice of treats. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was spent on chocolate candy and $680 million on sugar treats such as candy corn, marshmallow Peeps and…

Fitness Friday

We all know that pushing through one more mile, completing that last rep (barely!) and finishing a challenging cycle class makes you physically stronger and more prepared to take on your next workout challenge.

Did you know that any of the above feats also increases your mental toughness?  Call it determination, resilience, confidence, tenacity or power of will.  Whatever word fits—you earned it so own it! 

And know that the next time life throws you a curve ball…