Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Many of us viewed the New Year as an appropriate time for making resolutions and we enthusiastically decided to “get in shape,” “declutter,” or “write the great American novel.”  Four weeks later, I imagine some are merrily rolling along on the path to success while others are floundering and unsure if they’re even on the right track.  If you’re in the successful category, congratulations and my only advice is keep up the good work!

However, if you are stumbling, it…

February 1 is Go Red for Women Friday!

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…

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…