Overbreathing

Yes, you can breathe too much Let us explain. Intake opens your nose so you can take advantage of the many benefits of nose breathing and breathe correctly. But most people don’t know why that matters. Here are some of the reasons you have to be careful how much breathing you do, and why mouth…

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Why You Should Be Aware Of Your Child Mouth Breathing

This is one of those things that we often don’t think about or talk about, but research has found that mouth breathing can be dangerous for your child and should be addressed. The first step is to make sure that your child is indeed a mouth breather and then to understand why. We are not…

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Our Science-Backed Healthy Habits for Spring

We couldn’t be more excited for this winter to be over. To make the most of the new season, our core team is making some Springtime resolutions—building new habits to improve our mental and physical health, and busting old habits that are slowing us down. Read on to see what we’re changing, and how science…

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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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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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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 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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