Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

To acknowledge the impact of running on the lives of so many, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 has been designated National Running Day - a day of celebration for those who already run and a day to spread encouraging words and an inviting hand to those yet to discover this healthy, beneficial and wonderful activity.

Fun facts about running:

There are more than 75 million runners in the United States.

Over one billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide each year.

You can "run on air."  At…

The Yamaguchi Way

30th May 2012

Summertime, the hot fun in the sun time, is dominated by Fire energy. It's the season for freedom, outdoor fun, adventure, friends, simple eating and a relaxation of the more-rigid rules of fashion. Fire energy represents expressiveness, creativity, a thirst for adventure and is balanced by Water energy, which represents calmness, fluidity and a more contemplative approach to life.

Like the butterfly emerging from its cocoon, summer teases us into shedding the confinement of our cooler…

Don’t Fry Day

25th May 2012

The National Council on Skin Care Prevention declared May 25, 2012, the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety awareness and prevent overexposure to the sun.

Facts about skin cancer:

Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV radiation.

Individuals with lighter-toned skin are more susceptible to UV damage; although people of all races and ethnicities can be at risk.

-Those who have a family history of skin cancer, many moles or freckles, or a…