Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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…

Essential oils can help with many of the problems we encounter in summer months. Treating sunburn and insect bites, repelling insects and controlling fire ants are all possible with plant derived oils. Here are some recipes to help you have a more fragrant and enjoyable summer season:

Mosquito bite treatment
8 drops lavender
2 tablespoons unscented lotion
Mix together and apply to bites every hour until itching and redness is gone. Generally one or two applications are all that is…

We live in the South, so it’s okay to acknowledge (complain?) that summers can be miserable!  It’s hot; we sweat.  The humidity rises; our energy falls.  And, if we’re uncomfortable in the short time required to exit our air-conditioned car, walk across a parking lot, and enter an air-conditioned building, how can we possibly be expected to exercise outdoors for any length of time?  Subsequently, when the heat arrives, many choose to abandon their fitness pursuits and wait for the…