The Harvard Hotel Maid Study: How Mindset Determines Results

In 2007, a Harvard psychologist conducted a study including 88 hotel maids. She told 44 of the maids that their daily jobs involved serious exercise, and educated them on how their daily tasks contributed to their physical fitness. She told the other 44 maids nothing. After one month, she found that the maids who had…

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Buzzword Breakdown: LT

This month’s Buzzword Breakdown features a metric the average fitness tracker won’t tell you, but that you’ve certainly felt the effects of at some point in your life: lactate threshold. WHAT IT IS LT: Lactate Threshold WHAT IT MEANS Lactate is an organic molecule produced by most tissues in the body, particularly our muscles. Your…

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Spring Leg Workout

We’re a full year into this endless WFH lifestyle, and it’s time to give those legs some love. This one hour workout (courtesy of our personal trainer) will target your lower body—our biggest muscle groups—so you’ll be boosting your circulation and metabolism even long after your cool down. Ready to get started? You’ll need: One…

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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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