Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Recent research shows that a 20-minute daily walk boosts memory power, sharpens the mind and counters some of the cognitive decline normally associated with aging.

How can such a simple and brief activity yield such amazing benefits?  Walking increases blood flow throughout the body including the brain.  The additional blood flow in the brain brings nourishment to its vessels and tissues thereby stimulating the generation of new neurons and improving synaptic connections.  As a result…

On Friday, April 19 Lake Austin Spa Resort was delighted to host Chef Art Smith during our Culinary Experience Week.


To view Art Smith's recipes, Click here!
Grilled Shrimp on Arugula with Lemon Vinaigrette, Green Pea Soup with Little Vegetables and Pecan Shortbread Cookies

The executive chef and co-owner of Table fifty-two, Art and Soul, Southern Art, and LYFE Kitchen restaurants. His latest restaurant opened in late 2011, Joanne's, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with Lady…

Walking is sometimes considered the “Rodney Dangerfield” of exercise—it just doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  In reality, walking 30-minutes a day for 30 days can significantly improve your life in a variety of ways.

You’ll improve your overall fitness: aerobic capacity and physical function will increase making activity throughout your day seem easier.

You’ll lose weight and increase lean muscle tissue: walking burns calories, reduces fat storage and tones many…