Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Do you return from a vacation carrying extra “baggage” around your waist?  If so, try some of the following hints.

Pack your walking/running shoes and workout clothing and wear them often!  You’ll see sights that you might miss when traveling by car, you’ll enjoy the fresh air and you’ll burn calories without much extra effort.

When the weather’s not cooperating for outdoor activity, get in a quick workout at the fitness center at the hotel.  Or, find a nearby health club. …

Brush on BlockWe all know that the sun has damaging effects on the skin. Exposure can cause serious risks for skin cancer and can minimize the production of collagen, causing wrinkles and sun spots. There are many options for sunscreen out today. What's the best sunscreen out there? The dermatologist says "the best one is the one you will use."
We like Susan Posnick's Brush on Block (call 512-372-7249 to order). It has UVA and UVB protection (a must for complete coverage), goes on easy and stays all…

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…