Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

February 1 is Go Red for Women Friday!

To raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health, the American Heart Association created this social initiative in 2004.  The founders chose the very vibrant and attention-getting red as the representative color of power, energy and passion—characteristics needed for those involved in supporting this worthy cause.

Cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks…

Finding the Energy to Exercise

18th January 2013

One of the most common reasons for being inactive or for not exercising is “lack of energy.” 

Would you like to exercise but you just cannot summon the energy?  The remedy is to get moving! Exercise increases your energy levels and decreases feelings of fatigue.  It may seem counterintuitive because most people view exercise as a way to expend energy.  However, the return can be greater then the effort.  

Investigators measured the amount of physical activity of numerous…

If you resolved to start exercising, the following hints may help you keep that resolution:
If you have been inactive, start slowly by exercising in brief segments—for some, 10 – 15 minutes may be enough for a few workouts while others may need to keep their workouts brief for a few weeks.

Take it easy until your body adapts to the new demands.  Work at a moderately challenging level and gradually raise the intensity when the workout seems easier.

If you are not quite sure what…