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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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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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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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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Coronavirus shut down the world. What do I do?

A few ways you can stay healthy in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Hospitals are severely understaffed, entire countries are on lockdown, and everything from Disneyland to March Madness has been shut down while the world gets a handle on the spread of coronavirus.  Here are three simple ways you can protect your health…

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RECIPE: Grain-free Blueberry Scones (or muffins, or shortcakes–they’re versatile)

You know how they say the devil only wears the finest clothes, so as to trick you into thinking he is upstanding and wholesome, the type your mother would label as “good for you”? Well, we’re well acquainted with our own personal devil, and that sugar-dusted, freshly-baked goatboy is gluten.  We’ll be the first to…

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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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Our (Every) New Year’s Resolution

Happy New DECADE, Nose Breathers! Maybe it’s no surprise that the simplest New Years resolution we’ll be making in 2020 is to focus on our breath. Of course, we’re already in the business of focusing on our breath, but we see it this way: as much as each new year is an opportunity to incorporate…

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Yogic Breathing: How Your Nose Can Contribute to Your Zen

At the Intake Office, we’ve been trying to practice our zen a little more. There are so many ways to do this–taking a walk on the beach, hitting up your Mindfulness app, Kondo-ing your living space–but our favorite (of course) is breathwork. If you practice yoga, you’ve probably dabbled in Pranayama, the formal practice of…

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