Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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…

Exercise for Energy

29th March 2013

Exercise boosts energy levels—it seems contradictory that expending energy can actually lead to feeling more energetic.  However, it’s not just anecdotal reports—plenty of scientific evidence supports the claim.

Activity literally sends energy throughout your body boosting both mental and physical power.  As you start to exercise, your heart beats faster and you start to breathe at a more rapid rate.  Blood and oxygen moves quickly to get to the involved muscles and organs,…