Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Deck the Halls
Shop the Malls
Bake the Pies
Then, Exercise?

Yes!  To beat stress and de-compress, exercise!

Decorating, partying, shopping and baking can be exciting and exhilarating or overwhelming and exhausting.  If you’re already feeling tired and stressed just thinking about all that is involved preparing for the holidays, worry no more and instead start thinking about ways to fit some exercise into your day. 

How does exercise lift our spirits and provide pep?  Activity boosts…

sleepFitness Friday

Whether we are following tradition, acting out of habit or jumping on the public bandwagon, many of us wait for the right time to adopt a healthy behavior such as exercise or stop one that is not good for us, such as smoking. And there are many days throughout the year that seem to be conducive for making a positive change: Mondays, the first day of spring, the last day of school and the always popular New Year’s Day.  

If you’ve been waiting for an opportune time,…

Fitness Friday

Halloween arrives next week.  To prepare for the parties and trick-or-treat tradition, Americans will purchase almost 90 million pounds of candy in the next seven days making Halloween the frontrunner by a very high margin in the candy holiday race!

Chocolate is clearly our preferred choice of treats. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was spent on chocolate candy and $680 million on sugar treats such as candy corn, marshmallow Peeps and…