Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Meaningful Resolutions

17th January 2014

Many view the New Year as an ideal opportunity to make a resolution and enthusiastically embark on a program to lose weight, start exercising, or stop smoking.  After a few weeks, some are making progress and steadily moving towards achieving their goals while many more, despite their best intentions, are giving up and literally abandoning their resolve.

Are you in the latter group?  Is this the third, fourth or even tenth year that you are once again making the same resolution?

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…