Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fitness Friday

working out in the sunIn almost all parts of the country, it’s a given that the temperature will rise in the summer.  It’s hot; we sweat.  The humidity rises; our energy falls.  And, if we’re uncomfortable in the short time required to exit our air-conditioned car, walk briefly across a parking lot, and enter an air-conditioned building, how can we possibly be expected to exercise outdoors for any length of time?  Subsequently, when the heat arrives, many put away their walking or…

walkingFitness Friday

National Running Day was a couple of days ago and the Fitness Friday blog from last week was all about running—how to celebrate, how to begin, secrets for success, advice and motivational messages. Maybe running is not for you but you would like to find some form of “do anywhere” physical activity that requires no training and is fun. That’s walking! In the eyes of physicians and health experts all over the world, walking is respectable, beneficial, a recommended…

running - fitness fridayFitness Friday

Favorite running shirt slogan:
"There might come a day when I cannot run, TODAY is NOT that day!"

Running…some consider it a hobby, many claim it as the best way to stay fit, and others feel it is their passion.

Fun facts about running:

  • There are more than 75 million runners in the United States
  • The average person burns about 10 calories a minute while running
  • Approximately 200 muscles throughout the body are involved when running
  • Over one billion…