Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fitness Friday

Summer officially arrived earlier this week and warmer temperatures are headed to most parts of the country.  Check out the following tips to help you keep your cool.

Stay Hydrated: Water can help us beat the heat, stay cool and feel better—both inside and out!  Staying hydrated requires drinking plenty of water before, during and after your workout.  And if you’re out in the elements for less than an hour, water will most likely be sufficient.  Carry a water bottle…

Fitness Friday

We talk a lot about our fitness routines and how activity can contribute to a longer, healthier life.  On a related issue, what about our fitness clothing?  Could our care routine contribute to a longer life for what we wear?

I recently read an advertisement of a major fitness clothing company proclaiming that workout-wear should not celebrate a birthday.  Should this be considered a sales ploy or a helpful hint?

At times I wonder if I am proud, amazed, surprised or…

Fitness Friday

working out in the sunIn almost all parts of the country, it’s a given that the temperature will rise in the summer.  It’s hot; we sweat.  The humidity rises; our energy falls.  And, if we’re uncomfortable in the short time required to exit our air-conditioned car, walk briefly across a parking lot, and enter an air-conditioned building, how can we possibly be expected to exercise outdoors for any length of time?  Subsequently, when the heat arrives, many put away their walking or…