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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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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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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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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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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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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Foolproof Your Sleep Routine

Intake can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep, but your body gets the best rest when it knows it can relax into a regular routine. Routines are our secret for just about everything. Once something becomes a habit, you no longer need to rely on discipline or planning to get it done—and that’s…

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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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