Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fitness Friday

You’ve seen the headlines; you’ve read the articles: walk 10,000 steps a day to live a longer, healthier and happier life. However, as mentioned in last week’s Fitness Friday post about trackers, when initially hearing the recommendation of walking 10,000 steps a day and realizing that’s equivalent to five miles, some consider giving up because it seems like such a daunting goal.

When asked why that seems unattainable, the most common answer given was not enough…

Benefits of Fitness Trackers

9th October 2015

Fitness Friday

Familiar saying: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 

Today’s updated version: “The accumulation of 10,000 steps begins with a single step and a fitness tracker to record your progress.”

Fitness trackers are popular and helpful for many reasons; below are some of the benefits.

Automatic Monitoring
With today’s trackers, all you need to do to monitor your activity and sleep patterns is place the item on your wrist, put it in your…

Wellness Resort - Exercise and Breast Cancer RiskFitness Friday

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’ve become aware of some risk factors that are unfortunately out of our control such as: being an older female, having a family history of breast cancer and inheriting specific genes.  As a result, many are wondering if there is anything within their power that could help prevent breast cancer.  One simple answer keeps appearing: exercise!

Numerous studies have shown that breast cancer prevention starts with staying or…