Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Better Sleep for Daylight Savings TimeFitness Friday

As we spring forward and turn our clocks ahead one hour this weekend, there will be a lot of discussion about that lost hour, how it might affect our sleep Saturday night and how it might impact the way we feel not only the next day, but for weeks to come.  Most of us are happy that sunset will be later and we can enjoy outdoor activities after work—yet that benefit comes at a price.  The Monday after the change to Daylight Savings Time (DST) has been associated with…

Strong Hearts Power On

27th February 2015

Fitness Friday

The bad news: Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.  And, every sixty seconds, someone dies from a heart-related event.

The good news: There are many ways to strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system; thereby, minimizing your risks.

Know your numbers.  Schedule an appointment with your physician to learn if your blood pressure readings, cholesterol levels and weight are safe and appropriate for you.  If anything is out of…

Fact or Fiction?

20th February 2015

Fitness Friday - WeightsFitness Friday

Weight training is a good way to reduce high blood pressure

This statement is mostly true.  Years ago, physicians warned their patients with high blood pressure to avoid lifting weights because the activity could cause spikes in blood pressure due to the increased strain on the heart.  However, research results did not always demonstrate that this danger would occur when lifting weights safely.  And recently there has been plenty of evidence showing that weightlifting…