Notes from the Lake

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Fitness Friday
 

There are some risk factors for breast cancer that are out of your control such as being female, your age, hereditary factors and your family medical history. However, there are many lifestyle behaviors that can reduce your risk that are in your control including the following:

Limit alcohol consumption
Since even a small amount of alcohol is believed to increase the risk of breast cancer, most physicians are recommending that women limit themselves to two or three…

Fitness Friday

Written by Sharon Rekieta, PhD
Fitness and Wellness Director Lake Austin Spa Resort

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re learning that many risk factors are unfortunately out of our control such as: being an older female, having a family history, and inheriting specific genes.  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…

Slim Secret

26th September 2014

Fitness Friday with Sharon Rekieta

I was recently asked by Health magazine to provide a “slimming secret” for an article about weight loss.  I needed about two seconds to provide my two-word answer: strength training!

When wanting to lose weight, many of us turn up the cardio to burn extra calories—and that is an excellent idea as long as you keep moving.  However, if you want to transform your body into a lean, fat-burning machine that continues to burn calories after you stop…