You've probably heard the term before, and maybe even use some of the practices already, but today you'll learn about the specifics:
Biohacking is simply described as “do-it-yourself-biology”. In general it means making lifestyle changes to improve your health and overall wellbeing.
There are also different types of biohacking. The three most popular types are:
This focuses on your diet and genetic makeup.
Although this is an extremely modern, and oftentimes controversial method of biohacking – the idea is to map out your genetic composition and see how it reacts with certain nutrients over time.
Simply put – nutrigenomics looks how different nutrients affect how you behave, think and feel, based on the way your genes are expressed.
2. DIY Biology
This type of biohacking is what you'll see across most of social media.
It involves evidence-based practices, such as ice baths, meditation, breathing techniques, and of course red light therapy.
It uses a combination of scientific studies, as well as community reports, to determine the best 'hacks' you can use to optimise your health and performance.
This allows beginners to learn and gain from people who have gained positive results from biohacking.
This subculture of biohacking believes that every part of the body is hackable.
These individuals look at optimizing their bodies through chemical injections, implants, and high-tech gadgets to ensure that their body works in a specific way.
These hackers often use methods which are quite extreme. For example, Grinder biohackers have been found inserting sound-enhancing magnets into their ears to have built-in headphones.
Without proper training or education – this form of biohacking can be dangerous or cause negative outcomes.
Simple biohacking techniques that you can incorporate into your life:
Posture - The 'right now' biohack
This is possibly one of the most important, as well as the easiest way to biohack your life.
Your posture affects your physiology, or as Tony Robbins puts it, "Motion creates emotion."
Walk for 5 minutes with your chest open, shoulders back, and a tall posture, and you'll quickly see how your mood and confidence improve.
Meditation - The focus biohack
Meditation allows you to observe your emotions and thoughts – preventing an emotional reaction to a negative or stressful situation.
This can prevent you from making rash decisions in your day-to-day life.
Simply sit in a quiet space for 10-minutes and bring your attention to the present moment. Once you have quietened your mind, watch for any negative emotions or thoughts that come up. Recognise that they are NOT you, and you can simply observe them.
Pro tip: meditation is an incredible practice to pair with your red light therapy sessions.
Sunlight - Nature's original biohack
Sunlight exposure is essential for your body to make vitamin D.
Although misnamed a 'vitamin', it's actually a hormone, which regulates blood pressure and calcium levels.
Simply eating outside during your lunch break, while exposing as much skin as (legally) possible is a great start!
Diet - The building blocks biohack
It has been well-established that people who eat a lot of minimally processed, broad and balanced diet live a long and healthy life.
Eating carb-light meals, the correct kinds of fats and limiting sugar intake are three very simple ways to enhance the body through diet.
We also recommend trialing how no-carb or intermittent fasting respond with your body!
Red light therapy - The essential biohack
Due to the wide range of performance benefits, red light therapy has recently become a popular form of biohacking
The light from a red light therapy device encourages energy production in your mitochondria.
This has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, reduce depression, improve skin tone, encourage hair growth, and enhance wound healing.
All of these simple techniques can be added to your lifestyle to attain a peak state of mind, body, and spirit.
The better you treat your body, the closer you will be to attaining your highest level of success.
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