Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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…

Quick and Easy Roller Remedyfoam roller stretching
Fitness Friday

If we gave some thought to our most common daily moves and positions, we might realize why many of us complain about sore shoulders, stiff necks and tight backs.

We are truly suffering because of our lifestyle: we sit at desks typing on a computer; we commute in our cars holding onto the steering wheel; we relax in an easy chair with the remote in our hand.  We carry groceries and our kids against our chest; we eat hunched over our plate and…