Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Fitness Friday

Many Americans list lower back pain as one of their most common and annoying complaints.  Our lifestyle habit of sitting too much can be a contributing factor.  In a typical day, most of us eat our meals seated at a table, spend time commuting in a car, work on a computer at a desk and relax by watching television in an easy chair.  This repetitive behavior shortens muscles in the legs and hips subsequently causing strain in the lower back.
Backaches can also result from…

Yoga: Fun Facts and Benefits

4th September 2015

Fitness Friday

Yoga: Fun Facts and Benefitsnational yoga month

September is National Yoga Month, an observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services.

To kick off the celebration, following are a few fun facts, some helpful information and the most well-known benefits of yoga.

Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago.

Patanjali is known as the “Father of Yoga” because every yoga system has its roots in Patanjali’s teachings.

The translated meaning of the word “yoga” is to…

Fitness Friday

Although, there is a lot of truth to the above statements; it’s actually the combination of high heat and high levels of humidity that can be troublesome.  Thermometers do not tell the whole story and a small amount of moisture in the air is not typically a problem.  However, if you work, play or workout outdoors on a very hot and humid day, you understand the effects of humidity and heat combined.  At best, conditions are sticky, you’re uncomfortable and possibly…