The Benefits of Sleeping Together

Sleeping next to someone you love can have a beneficial effect on the brain, body, and nervous system. Single and not ready to mingle? Don’t worry—sleeping next to a pet can have the same benefits.  All set? Here’s how sharing your bed can boost your health— LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE Snuggling up with someone you care…

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Connecting with Loved Ones During Covid

February is the month of love, but this past year has forced us to redefine how we express that love: how we connect with our friends, family, and loved ones when we’re forced to remain physically distant.  Here are five ways you can send a little love to the folks you might be apart from…

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User Spotlight: An Intake Power Couple

Meet Erin and Evan Nystrom, two Intake users who have been with us from the very beginning. Over the past few years, they’ve watched Intake grow as a company, and we’ve watched them go from remarkable individuals to unstoppable power couple. Read on for our interview— 1. Tell us a little about yourself, and your…

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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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