Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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…

Weights for Heart Health

22nd February 2013

Most people realize that activities that get your heart pumping such as walking, running, biking, swimming, etc., are good for heart health. However, according to recent research, pumping iron also benefits the heart and offers protection from cardiovascular disease.

During cardio exercise, our efforts call upon the heart to fill with blood and pump it out to the working muscles. As a result, our hearts become stronger and more efficient.

During weight/resistance training, the heart…

Heart Healthy Hints

15th February 2013

If 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…