Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Spell Stress Relief ACTIVITY

8th November 2013

Stress happens so it’s safe to say that occasionally feeling anxious is normal. 
However, experiencing chronic stress or continually reacting negatively to what happens in your life is not normal and is definitely not a healthy way to live. 
So what is the remedy to relieve stress when our mood slips in the negative direction?  ACTIVITY!

The benefits of physical activity are well documented and stress relief is one of the more valuable outcomes.  Physiologically, exercise improves our…

This edition of Top 3 Thursday are the top 3 ways to improve your health today!

1. Find some Personal Quiet Time
“Stop and smell the roses” is not just a saying; it’s also good advice. 
When you “stop” for even a few minutes, the effects are immediate:
the heart beats slower, blood pressure normalizes, and your mind clears.

2. Eat a Piece of Fruit
Fruits are convenient snacks,
excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, low in calories and rich in soluble fiber that helps…

The Gift of an Hour

4th November 2013

Time Change = the Gift of an Hour

We turned our clocks back one hour last weekend and while knowing that most do not like the switch due to losing the after-work daylight, I personally feel that it is nice to be aligned with Mother Nature and the true timetable of the sun.  And, there is a recently discovered physiological advantage--most people sleep better once we return to the standard time--so look forward to the beginning of more restful slumber Saturday.

But now to the true…