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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Your Summer Workout Buying Guide

Itching to get back to the gym, but also itching to not be breathing all over the weight room in the midst of a respiratory pandemic? We can relate. For the next month, we’ll be releasing a mini summer workout series to get you back on track with your exercise goals without setting foot in…

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Why We’ve Fallen in Love with Walking

Last month, we were ready to double down on any quarantine fitness challenges and streamable workouts we could get our hands on. We felt pressured to come out of this period of downtime with something to show for: a personal best, some extra muscle tone, a fully-tackled marathon training program. We thrive on pushing ourselves,…

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How to catch a sweat (and a few laughs) in isolation

How we’re staying healthy and staying happy It goes without saying: with all that’s going on in the world, it’s become harder to stay healthy and happy. For many of us, our lives have been upended, our livelihoods put on the line, and any semblance of normalcy so far out in the future that it’s…

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Fighting off this season’s nemesis, the flu

At Intake, we like to start each morning by scrolling through the news and freaking ourselves out. For instance, listen to this timely piece of winter news: The CDC has estimated that this flu season (from October 2019 until the date of this post in January), there have already been between 9 and 14 million…

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Help Prevent Exercise-induced Asthma with Nose-only Breathing

Many studies, such as this one, that compare nasal to oral breathing deduce that, during exercise, oral breathing tends to be favorable because not enough air can be inhaled through the nose. Even for those of us with physiologically “perfect” noses, nasal breathing during exercise (especially without a nasal dilator) has to be practiced in…

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