Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

By Deborah Evans Parker, Director of WellnessSleep good for health
Fitness Friday

We live in a society that prides itself on accomplishment and multi-tasking.  We then combine this lifestyle with information overload, blue screens and being constantly plugged in and wonder why our sleep, memory, performance, mood and health suffer. 

Sleep deprivation is a condition of not having enough sleep and can be either chronic or acute for many.  Sleep deprivation is an emergent concern for health, safety, work…

Quick and Easy Roller Remedyfoam roller stretching
Fitness Friday

If we gave some thought to our most common daily moves and positions, we might realize why many of us complain about sore shoulders, stiff necks and tight backs.

We are truly suffering because of our lifestyle: we sit at desks typing on a computer; we commute in our cars holding onto the steering wheel; we relax in an easy chair with the remote in our hand.  We carry groceries and our kids against our chest; we eat hunched over our plate and…

Save Money, Reduce Stress, Explore, Find Fun, Restore Your Spirit
Fitness Fridaysummer staycation

Research continues to demonstrate that pleasurable pursuits lead to numerous benefits including improved mood, increased productivity and longevity.  With that in mind, most of us will schedule a vacation designed to recharge our spirit and enhance our health.

Although summer officially arrived only two weeks ago, the beginning of July signals the middle of summer; which means opportunities for taking a…