Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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,…

Looking for ways to shake up or refresh your fitness routine? How about these options?

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is one of the fastest growing fitness activities and a great option for those who live near water—a lake, river, or the ocean will do.  This floating fitness class fuses cardio, strength, balance and coordination on the water.  You’ll work your core; strengthen your muscle stabilizers, condition your cardiovascular system all while enjoying the great outdoors.

You can make…

Fun Facts About Fat

8th March 2013

Most of us probably do not view “fat” as fun. However, in many ways, fat is just as essential as our muscles and bones. Below are a few reasons why we need some fat and other fun facts.

Some fat tissue is needed as a protective packing around organs and structures of the body.

Fat tissue serves as a heat insulator and an emergency reserve of fuel.

In the female body, essential fat includes specific sex-related deposits.  Women have extra cushioning to protect, warm and nourish a…