Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fitness Friday 

When discussing the after-effects of a strength-training workout, some claim to feel “almost nothing” and others complain that they felt “like they’d been hit by a truck.”  Not surprisingly, those in the group who felt nothing also felt that strength-training workouts were a waste of time while those feeling too much after burn thought weight training couldn’t possibly be good for you because the pain later was too intense.  Neither response is one that you…

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…