Notes from the Lake

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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…

Workout to the Beat

12th September 2014

FitBeat - Fitness Friday Written by: Sharon Rekieta

Has this happened to you--a lively tune starts playing and almost involuntarily your feet start tapping, your fingers start snapping and before you know it, you are rockin’ and rollin’.  When we hear music, our body wants to move and we want to synchronize our movement to the beat—and that might mean we will pick up the pace, finish the race or dance to one more song on the playlist.

For those who already use music to accompany activity, you will not be…