Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Perhaps it is difficult to imagine or even believe that making a seemingly small healthy behavior change such as walking could have much of an impact on your life. 

Consider the possibilities: if tomorrow you resolved to walk 30-minutes a day, these are the changes you could expect by the first day of spring.

A loss of five pounds
Enhanced cardiovascular health and a reduced risk of heart disease Increase in physical conditioning—which means doing more with less effort A brainpower…

ABS Away in Three Steps

27th December 2013

One of the most common questions we are asked is: “How can I reduce my belly/stomach/spare tire?”

There’s really no mystery to acquiring a firm, flat abdomen; just follow these three steps.

Burn off calories with cardio sessions.
Any type of aerobic exercise that increases your heart rate (walking, running, biking, swimming, dance classes, etc.) will help eliminate the layer of fat in the abdomen area that might be hiding your muscles.  If you’re not already working out…

Your list is long; time is short; obligations are multiplying; motivation is dwindling and you’re wondering: is it possible to regain enthusiasm, reduce stress and feel more joy this season?  The short answer is yes!  There are many ways to find happiness and restore harmony even amidst the typical hustle and bustle. 

Your first step is to realize that some things are out of your control, such as: long lines, traffic jams, and the weather.  Worrying and complaining about any of these…