Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Many people work out to lose weight and/or to improve their appearance.  And while those are certainly valid reasons and almost certain outcomes, there are other benefits.

Regular aerobic exercise:

• Strengthens your heart and the cardiovascular system
• Improves circulation and respiratory function
• Boosts energy levels so you can do more with ease
• Increases endurance
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves muscle tone, strength, balance and flexibility
• Strengthens bones

Think RED

24th February 2014

When thinking of foods to eat to improve the health of your heart—think red!

Red peppers protect blood vessels, prevent clots from forming, and reduce cholesterol

Pomegranates help reduce the buildup of plaque in the arteries

Red kidney beans contain fiber that keeps the flood and digestive track flowing and helps lower blood pressure

Tomatoes protect all types of cells in the body, help reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure

Strawberries reduce inflammation and lower LDL (lousy)…

Go Red February 7!

6th February 2014

Go Red for Women Friday, February 7. 

To raise awareness that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health, the American Heart Association created this social initiative in 2004.  The founders chose the very vibrant and attention-getting red as the representative color of power, energy and passion—characteristics needed for those involved in supporting this worthy cause.

Cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks…