Joe Rogan talks Nose Breathing with James Nestor

“It’s all about the breath.” Joe Rogan “If you’re not breathing right, you’re never really going to be healthy.”  James Nestor Ep. #1506 of the Joe Rogan Experience is all about nose breathing, and why you should be doing it. In this episode, Joe Rogan interviews James Nestor, a journalist who’s written for Outside Magazine,…

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HRV: A Quick Guide

WHAT IT IS HRV: Heart Rate Variability WHAT IT MEANS HRV is the variation in time between consecutive heartbeats, controlled by our autonomic nervous system. We frequently discuss the two halves of the autonomic nervous system on our blog—sympathetic and parasympathetic—as both are influenced by how you breathe. Our parasympathetic nervous system is activated while…

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Our New Year’s Buying Guide

Here we are, starting out the new year more or less where we left it. Since we may still be spending more time at home than we want to, here are five of our favorite life-improving home investments—big and small—you can make this month that will give back to you all year. Just click the image…

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The Unseen Benefits of Exercise

We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us, but research shows that moving your body can physically change your brain, from increasing brain plasticity to encouraging the formation of new neural pathways.  The best part? Some studies suggest that we can tap into these benefits with as little as five minutes per day. Here…

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How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Workouts

We’ve gotten used to taking our workouts outdoors this year…but not during the winter. After some research and gear-testing, here’s how we’re dressing to stay comfortable while we skip the gym (and brave the elements). First things first: your Intake Kit. Here’s why— Breathing through your nose is particularly important in cold weather–your nose is…

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Give Your Thanksgiving Recipes an Oxygenating Boost

Our favorite way to boost your blood oxygen level is–you guessed it–breathing through your nose. But the next best way? With what you eat. Filling your plate with foods that boost your nitric oxide levels and blood cell count will help increase your blood flow, boost your cardiovascular health, and ensure your body uses oxygen…

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A Short & Sweet Glutes-and-Gut Workout

Last week we wrote about how short and sweet workouts are the best way to stay fit during times when your body might be working a little harder to stay healthy. This week, we’re sharing one of our favorite low-impact workouts. It’s designed to target your glutes and core without being too strenuous: you’ll still…

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How Easy, Low-stress Workouts Can Give You Your Healthiest Holiday Season Yet

Staying healthy and getting in the holiday spirit don’t always go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the best of both worlds this holiday season. If you tend to struggle with staying fit and feeling well during this time of year but can’t schedule in more time to exercise, we have…

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A Dentist Weighs in on How Your Breath Affects Your Oral Health–and Overall Health

If you thought your breathing habits didn’t have a measurable impact on your health, all you have to do is open your mouth, and dentist Dr. Sasha Sherry will give you a full rundown on how you’re doing. Dr. Sherry is one of the dentists who recommends Intake to her patients to help protect and…

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What we learned from our first Kickstarter Campaign

We wrapped our first Kickstarter Campaign around this time last year, and one thing is for sure: it was a steep learning curve. We definitely surprised ourselves with how quickly we met our goal, but in retrospect, there were a few things that could have pushed us even further that we wish we’d known beforehand.…

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Food Labels: What They Mean and How to Read Them

Now that some of us are heading back to school, or back to the (actual) office, we’re getting back to packing lunches and meal prepping. And, if this year has made anything clear, it’s that our health is more important than ever–what we put in our body is going to help it run its best.…

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