Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Muscle mass begins to decline in our 30s and keeps decreasing unless we lift weights or do some form of resistance training regularly.  The bad news: losing muscle tissue affects how we look, how our bodies function and how we feel.  Plus, when we lose too much muscle, we become more vulnerable to injuries and find weight loss more difficult. 

The good news: all of these negative effects can be reversed!  Resistance training strengthens our bones, develops muscle tone, boosts energy…

Below are some helpful hints to keep your heart healthy, just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

Learn your blood pressure numbers
High blood pressure is…

Go Red February 7!

6th February 2014

Go Red for Women Friday, February 7. 

To raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health, the American Heart Association created this social initiative in 2004.  The founders chose the very vibrant and attention-getting red as the representative color of power, energy and passion—characteristics needed for those involved in supporting this worthy cause.

Cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks…