Notes from the Lake

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Fitness Friday

National Stroke Month. Did you know?May is National Stroke Month

A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is either interrupted or reduced. When this happens, the brain does not get enough oxygen or nutrients, which causes brain cells to die.

  • Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke
  • One out of six people will suffer a stroke in his or her lifetime
  • Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Opening with these…

Fitness Friday

Sleep, relax and breatheIsn’t it wonderful to fall asleep quickly, sleep soundly through the night and wake up feeling refreshed and energized?  The sun shines brighter; your heart feels lighter; and all is right with the world.  That’s the effect of restful and restorative sleep, which is essential for physical and psychological health.  When we sleep well most of the time, we feel better overall because our mind and body has had ample opportunities to recharge.  On the other hand, chronic…

Fitness Friday

frequently asked fitness questionsAbout six months ago, I started walking three miles four or five times a week to lose weight.  After a few months, I was about 10 pounds lighter and felt great.  Since then, I’ve only lost a little bit more weight and am starting to feel discouraged.  Have a hit “the plateau” that everyone talks about?  If so, what can I do to start losing weight again?

At the beginning of the year, I added weight training to my cardio routine to firm up, increase my strength and…