Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Stand Up for Your Health!

10th April 2015

Fitness Friday

Stand Up for Your Health!stand up instead of sitting

You may have heard about the detrimental effects of sedentary behavior—physicians, wellness experts and fitness buffs are spreading the word that sitting too much can be hazardous to your health!  And it’s not just sitting in front of the TV.  Most Americans also spend a lot of time behind the wheel, at a desk and in front of a computer—so we are logging a lot of sitting down time. Unfortunately, the repercussions are so much more than…

Fun Facts About Yoga

3rd April 2015

Fitness Friday

Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago.

Definition of yoga:
a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practiced independently or in a group setting to promote health and well being.

Translated meaning of the word “yoga” is to “join” or “unite.” 

Following the translation, the purpose of yoga is to join/unite the body, mind and spirit.

Approximately 16 million Americans currently practice yoga and the number increases…

Benefits of T’ai Chi

27th March 2015

Fitness Friday

tai chi at lake austin spa resortThere are several ideas that immediately come to mind when thinking of what can we do to feel better as we age—walk 10,000 steps several times a week, train with weights to maintain strength and muscle mass and sleep seven to eight hours a night.  Another recommendation that might not be receiving the attention it deserves: practice T’ai Chi!

Since discovering the magic of T’ai Chi more than a decade ago, I could speak about the discipline, its numerous benefits and…