Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Fitness FridayDay Light Savings Time

Whether we are following tradition, acting out of habit or jumping on the public bandwagon, many of us wait for the right time to adopt a healthy behavior such as exercise or stop one that is not good for us such as smoking. And there are many days throughout the year that seem to be conducive for making a positive change: Mondays, the first day of spring, the last day of school and the always popular New Year’s Day.  

If you’ve been waiting for an opportune time,…

Fitness FridayCandied Apples

Celebrating Halloween involves a multitude of traditions including decorations, costumes, festivals, parties and plenty of goodies.  Many kids (and adults!) have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to dress up, get together with friends and indulge in sweets and treats—especially candy.  To prepare for the annual trick-or-treat tradition, Americans will purchase almost 90 million pounds of candy in the next seven days making Halloween the frontrunner by a very high…

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…