Notes from the Lake

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Many of us viewed the New Year as an appropriate time for making resolutions and we enthusiastically decided to “get in shape,” “declutter,” or “write the great American novel.”  Four weeks later, I imagine some are merrily rolling along on the path to success while others are floundering and unsure if they’re even on the right track.  If you’re in the successful category, congratulations and my only advice is keep up the good work!

However, if you are stumbling, it…

February 1 is Go Red for Women Friday!

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…

One of the most common reasons for being inactive or for not exercising is “lack of energy.” 

Would you like to exercise but you just cannot summon the energy?  The remedy is to get moving! Exercise increases your energy levels and decreases feelings of fatigue.  It may seem counterintuitive because most people view exercise as a way to expend energy.  However, the return can be greater then the effort.  

Investigators measured the amount of physical activity of numerous…