Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Why Weight Train?

24th April 2015

Fitness Friday

Health experts tell us that “exercise” can slow the physiological aging clock, improve our appearance and generally make us feel better.  When hearing that advice, many interpret “exercise” as some type of aerobic activity and embark on programs designed to improve cardio fitness.  While aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, biking or swimming has many excellent health benefits such as conditioning the heart and lungs, maintaining weight and increasing…

energyFitness Friday

Exercise: Energy Out = Energy In?

When feeling fatigue, many seek the comfort of an easy chair as a way to refresh and recharge.  And for those who were on the run, literally or metaphorically, probably the best option would be to chill and take some time to rest and unwind. 

However, for those who are sedentary most of the day behind the wheel, in front of a computer or involved in a project requiring a lot of sitting, additional relaxation will not provide much pep. …

Stand Up for Your Health!

10th April 2015

Fitness Friday

Stand Up for Your Health!stand up instead of sitting

You may have heard about the detrimental effects of sedentary behavior—physicians, wellness experts and fitness buffs are spreading the word that sitting too much can be hazardous to your health!  And it’s not just sitting in front of the TV.  Most Americans also spend a lot of time behind the wheel, at a desk and in front of a computer—so we are logging a lot of sitting down time. Unfortunately, the repercussions are so much more than…