Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Walking is sometimes considered the “Rodney Dangerfield” of exercise—it just doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  In reality, walking 30-minutes a day for 30 days can significantly improve your life in a variety of ways.

You’ll improve your overall fitness: aerobic capacity and physical function will increase making activity throughout your day seem easier.

You’ll lose weight and increase lean muscle tissue: walking burns calories, reduces fat storage and tones many…

Despite the numerous physical and psychological benefits of physical activity, many people do not exercise.  When asked why not, the most common answer given for being inactive was: not enough time.  This seems justifiable and since so many cite time as a major problematic barrier, it must be difficult to overcome.  Fortunately, lack of time is within the control of the individual!  And, by being under an individual’s control, solutions can be found. If “lack of time” plays havoc…

What is your favorite kitchen tool and why? My Chefs Knife, you only need one great sharp knife

What or who inspired you to want to cook? My family, they are farmers. They did lots of cooking.

What is your favorite comfort food? Slowly cooked beans of any kind.

What was you best meal ever in a restaurant? White Truffle Pizza in Tuscany

What is your most used or favorite cookbook? Google, nobody buys cookbooks anymore they just Google them.Cookbooks are more about collecting.

What is…