Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Some Causes of Low Back Pain:
Backaches often result from a tug-of-war between the abdomen muscles and the gluteals (muscles in the bottom) and the hamstrings (muscles in the back of the thigh).
If the abdomen or thigh muscles are weak, the lower back frequently wins the tug-of-war and takes the load thereby working harder than it should.
Also, if you are carrying extra weight in the abdomen area, the body is pulled out of line and the lower back feels stress and strain from absorbing…

Heat Illness

14th August 2013

Back to school ads show corduroy pants, long-sleeved shirts and pullover sweaters. Stargazers claim that we are nearing the end of the "dog days of summer."

However, in many parts of the country, including Central Texas where this blog originates, temperatures in the low 100s and high humidity will continue for a few more weeks or perhaps even a couple more months.

Heat can create serious health problems especially for the elderly, the young, the sick, those without access to…

General Guidelines
Put on an aqua belt before getting into the water and cinch the belt as tight as comfortably possible.  Warm-up in the water for 5 – 7 minutes before increasing the intensity.  Maintain a moderate to intense effort level for approximately 20 minutes if you’re a beginner and for 30 – 40 minutes if you’re intermediate or advanced.  Include a variety of movements into your workout, long and short body lever positions and slow and fast speeds.  Stretch afterwards…