Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Slim Secret

26th September 2014

Fitness Friday with Sharon Rekieta

I was recently asked by Health magazine to provide a “slimming secret” for an article about weight loss.  I needed about two seconds to provide my two-word answer: strength training!

When wanting to lose weight, many of us turn up the cardio to burn extra calories—and that is an excellent idea as long as you keep moving.  However, if you want to transform your body into a lean, fat-burning machine that continues to burn calories after you stop…

Cardio boosts flu shotFitness Friday with Sharon Rekieta

For those of us who like to stay active, it’s important that we stay healthy throughout the flu season. There is nothing worse than feeling under the weather and being sidelined and unable to participate in our favorite recreational pursuits.

So we take precautions such as washing our hands frequently, sleeping well, eating a balanced diet, and getting a flu vaccine. Since we take such care with our hygiene, sleep and diet, it makes sense to also…

Grow Your Own Garlic

17th September 2014

Garlic is a staple in most kitchens and a must have ingredient in every world cuisine. Fall is the best time to plant it in the south, so now is the perfect time to start. Here is everything you need to know about growing your own garlic!