Notes from the Lake

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Wellness Resort - Exercise and Breast Cancer RiskFitness Friday

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’ve become aware of some risk factors that are unfortunately out of our control such as: being an older female, having a family history of breast cancer and inheriting specific genes.  As a result, many are wondering if there is anything within their power that could help prevent breast cancer.  One simple answer keeps appearing: exercise!

Numerous studies have shown that breast cancer prevention starts with staying or…

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…