Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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…

How To Start a Resolution

28th December 2012

As 2013 begins, many view the New Year as an ideal opportunity to make a resolution—so we resolve to lose weight, stop eating junk food, or quit smoking.  Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, most resolutions are abandoned and forgotten within a few weeks. 

When explaining their failure, some blamed outside forces, “There were tasty temptations all around me;” others cited a lack of knowledge, “I couldn’t figure out the nutritional information on the packages;” and…