Notes from the Lake

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Fact or Fiction?

20th February 2015

Fitness Friday - WeightsFitness Friday

Weight training is a good way to reduce high blood pressure

This statement is mostly true.  Years ago, physicians warned their patients with high blood pressure to avoid lifting weights because the activity could cause spikes in blood pressure due to the increased strain on the heart.  However, research results did not always demonstrate that this danger would occur when lifting weights safely.  And recently there has been plenty of evidence showing that weightlifting…

A Healthy Heart - Lake Austin Spa ResortIf 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 sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because the symptoms are not readily…

Resolution Success Part 2

23rd January 2015

Fitness Friday

You’re almost one month into the New Year and feeling confident about achieving resolution success because of the following:

The resolution you chose means something personal and you want to achieve your goal because when you do, your life will be impacted in many positive ways.

You thought about the problems you are likely to encounter that will interfere with keeping your resolution and the barriers that might prevent you from reaching your goal.  You also thought…