Notes from the Lake

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Heat Illness

14th August 2013

Back to school ads show corduroy pants, long-sleeved shirts and pullover sweaters. Stargazers claim that we are nearing the end of the "dog days of summer."

However, in many parts of the country, including Central Texas where this blog originates, temperatures in the low 100s and high humidity will continue for a few more weeks or perhaps even a couple more months.

Heat can create serious health problems especially for the elderly, the young, the sick, those without access to…

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…