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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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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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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Food & Energy

We missed the boat on our summer bod, but we’re gearing up for the best fall bod we’ve ever had–and that means we’re educating ourselves on how to best boost our physical resilience and overall health. When you know how something works, you can make it work in your favor. Building muscle and burning excess…

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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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Skip the Gym: Trail Workout

You’ll need… backpack water bottles, hand weights, or anything else heavy that fits in a backpack sun block cross-trainers Hiking is a great way to get in a powerful low-cortisol workout, but sometimes it’s not quite enough to really get that blood-pumping. Here are three ways you can take your hike to the next level-…

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Skip the Gym: Beach Workout

You’ll need your… jump rope sunblock (!) swimsuit Running or walking in sand can require up to 3 times the effort as running or walking on a flat surface, as your body has to put more energy toward maintaining balance and creating momentum. If you live near a beach, lake, or shoreline, take your gym…

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Skip the Gym: Park Workout

You’ll need your… Slackline Medicine Ball Resistance Bands Jump rope Workout buddy You won’t even miss the gym a little bit for this one. Bring your workout buddy and head to the nearest park (or maybe even your backyard!) and set up a slackline between two trees. Take turns spotting one another, or alternating between…

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