Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

The holiday season is a time for gathering together with friends and family and opening our homes for parties and feast. We want all of the senses to be engaged as we entertain; from sparkling decorations to dazzle the eyes, sumptuous food to tempt the taste buds, comfortable and cozy pillows and blankets for cuddling by the fire and we want our homes to have smells that enhance the holiday mood.

Unfortunately, that just painted smell, the fish from last night’s dinner or our furry…

Most realize the importance of adding weight/resistance training to a well-balanced workout program.  If you’re not quite convinced, perhaps this simple fact will inspire you to pump some iron.

When you workout with weights or perform exercises using your own body weight as resistance (such as push-ups) your muscles respond by becoming denser, tighter, and smaller.  You may be adding lean muscle tissue that shows up as a few extra pounds on the scale, but your clothes will fit better…

Spell Stress Relief ACTIVITY

8th November 2013

Stress happens so it’s safe to say that occasionally feeling anxious is normal. 
However, experiencing chronic stress or continually reacting negatively to what happens in your life is not normal and is definitely not a healthy way to live. 
So what is the remedy to relieve stress when our mood slips in the negative direction?  ACTIVITY!

The benefits of physical activity are well documented and stress relief is one of the more valuable outcomes.  Physiologically, exercise improves our…