Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many are thinking about the various risk factors and wondering if lifestyle changes would help prevent breast cancer.  One lifestyle change receiving attention is the effect of exercise on preventing cancer.

Numerous studies have shown that breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as staying or becoming physically active.  One study that included the exercise history of 15,000 women showed that those who engaged in strenuous…

Restful and restorative sleep is essential for physical and psychological health. Chronic lack of sleep or lack of refreshing sleep can lead to depression, muscle aches and pains, and impaired physical and mental functioning.

Insomnia frequently occurs if you are worried or if you are feeling so stressed and anxious that it is difficult to relax—subsequently, you lie in bed tired, yet unable to fall asleep. Yoga can be very beneficial for alleviating or minimizing insomnia. With its…

Last week’s blog included general hints for surviving the temperature extremes of summer—and water was mentioned as a surefire way to beat the heat.  Since water is so important for safety and comfort, I wanted to expand on its virtues and offer a few examples of water’s helpful effects when used internally and externally.

Most know that staying hydrated requires drinking plenty of water before, during and after your workout.  And if you’re out in the elements for less than an…