Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

A question from one of our blog readers…

Is “lifting weights” the same as “resistance-training” or “body sculpting”?

Yes, all of those terms are synonyms and the broad definition is any type of activity that puts more than normal amounts of stress or resistance on your muscles.  This type of training increases your lean muscle tissue, sculpts your body, and adds definition.  And, you do not have to necessarily “pump iron” to achieve results.  Using exercise bands,…

Recent research shows that a 20-minute daily walk boosts memory power, sharpens the mind and counters some of the cognitive decline normally associated with aging.

How can such a simple and brief activity yield such amazing benefits?  Walking increases blood flow throughout the body including the brain.  The additional blood flow in the brain brings nourishment to its vessels and tissues thereby stimulating the generation of new neurons and improving synaptic connections.  As a result…

On Friday, April 19 Lake Austin Spa Resort was delighted to host Chef Art Smith during our Culinary Experience Week.

 

To view Art Smith's recipes, Click here!
Grilled Shrimp on Arugula with Lemon Vinaigrette, Green Pea Soup with Little Vegetables and Pecan Shortbread Cookies

The executive chef and co-owner of Table fifty-two, Art and Soul, Southern Art, and LYFE Kitchen restaurants. His latest restaurant opened in late 2011, Joanne's, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with Lady…