Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fitness Friday

We tend to blame the “hustle and bustle” of the holiday season for a lot of things: running us down so we become more susceptible to catching a cold, making us overindulge on the comfort foods and causing us to put aside our exercise routine due to not having enough time.  However, the right kind of “hustle” will actually boost your immune system, help you say “no thanks” when tempted with tasty treats and keep you on track with your workouts.

Consider how…

Less Stress – More Joy

4th December 2015

Fitness Friday

Sing with me now…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It’s the hap-happiest season of all

You might find it difficult to sing along merrily when you’re already lost in the hustle and bustle.  Your list is long; time is short;…

10 Ways to Lose a Pound

27th November 2015

Fitness Fridaylose weight

Losing a pound requires creating a deficit of 3500 calories.  You can accomplish that by eating less or burning more with some type of physical activity.  Many find it’s easiest to do a little of both—cut 250 calories from your diet and burn an additional 250 with exercise.

Check out the hints below to see what might work for you.

Diet Substitutions:

Forego the bun and wrap your burger in a crispy slice of lettuce for a savings of 250 calories.

Enjoy a flavored,…