“Physical and mental fitness is on the roll.” Yes, this is how we can define some advanced and effective fitness regimes being tested by experts and even people. Still confused? Don’t be, as we’re here to clear all your confusion. We’ll here see what is Biohacking in detail.
Fitness has a different meaning these days as there has been a huge change to conventional strategies that were used by people earlier. It’s a new era as people believe more in something we call a “DNA Diet” when compared to a normal diet. Just like this, there has been a biohacking concept as well. It’s not like we’re just talking about all this, but it has delivered some amazing benefits to people who have tried it. Here in this post, we will be talking more about biohacking.
In simple terms, biohacking can be defined as do-it-yourself biology that aims at improving a person’s fitness with a strategic approach. Doesn’t this sound strange “hacking your own body?” But this is the truth and it has numerous potential benefits as well.
It also won’t be wrong to say that the strategies used while biohacking have already been used for decades or we must say centuries. The only difference is that we are using those strategies in a better and more planned way to achieve desired results. Not only this but some biohackers use more technical approaches to achieve the results they want. We must say that biohacking is like a “black hole” with endless possibilities. There are many advantages and disadvantages of Biohacking. But we must say, that if done right, benefits of biohacking are more.
There have been different reasons why people would love to hack their bodies. Some want mental peace, some want to improve their physical performance, and some would do this to improve the health condition they are suffering from. These are just a few reasons, there could be many. Above all, many people just try biohacking to see the effects of different techniques and even have complete control over their bodies.
What Are the Types of Biohacking?
There are many ways by of biohacking your body:
One of the simplest and the most effective way of biohacking is to make simple lifestyle changes. This can help improve both mental and physical health. Here’s what you can do:
- Have a good and healthy diet
- Take sunbath
- Spend time with nature
And much more…!!
These might be easy techniques but one needs to be regular with these to experience the positives. And yes, you can try biohacking supplements as well.
We’ll talk about “biohacking supplements” in our next post.
Remember, these are the basics of biohacking, and you need to expert these before you could effectively try other biohacking techniques.
Smart Wearable Devices
People have become smarter these days by using wearable technology like a smartwatch that reminds you to drink water, watch more steps, take rest, and more. If you don’t know then we must tell you that using these devices is a type of biohacking as well. So, congratulations my friends, you all have been doing biohacking already.
Now you’ll stay more active while using wearable technology!
This technique of biohacking is unregulated and controversial hence, you might not see this practice easily. It works on clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology that allows editing of genes of an individual. We can also regard this practice as unethical.
These are just a few examples of biohacking as there are numerous possibilities for the same. But still, we must say that the best way to biohack is by diet, exercise, and meditation. For a more controlled approach, you can opt DNA fitness and DNA diet. Or we must say that a biohacking diet would be helpful.
It won’t be wrong to say that with several specific techniques, you can biohack every single system of your body. Let us have a deep look at it.
Cryotherapy – Biohacking your Circulatory System
You might have got an idea by reading the word “cryotherapy.” Yes, you’re right!
Also known as cold therapy, this method of biohacking puts the body under very cold temperatures and this causes severe vasoconstriction. When the body regains the normal temperature, there is a rush of blood in the veins and back to the tissues. This helps deliver a lot of minerals and nutrients to the tissues.
Now, if you are thinking about how much time it takes for cryotherapy, then the answer is only 3 minutes.
Red Light Therapy – Biohacking your Health
Now you might be wondering how the use of light can help improve your health? Here’s a scientific reason behind that.
According to the studies, our brain and body need light to function well. We all get exposed to sunlight and no doubt it provides vitamin D to our body which is required for strong bones but, it also plays an important role in maintaining physical and emotional well-being. If we talk specifically, the light between 600-900 nm wavelength is best absorbed by the body.
Red light has a wavelength between 600-900 nm and not only this but our body also responds well to red light. It gets absorbed in the body at the depth of about 8 to 10 millimeters and this is the point where mitochondrial chromophores absorb the photons.
So, red light therapy can activate various biological and metabolic processes in our body and deliver many benefits. Here are some of the associated benefits of red light therapy:
- Better skin tone
- Reduced depression
- Improved circulation
- Delivers anti-aging effects
- Enhanced muscle recovery
- Reduced pain and inflammation of joint
Compression Therapy – Biohacking your Lymphatic System
Compression therapy is the best way to biohack your lymphatic system. It delivers excellent results in the management of lymphoedema. Compression therapy works by firmly and evenly pressurizing the swollen area and helping in the flow of trapped lymph fluid via the lymph vessels.
Not only this but there are other benefits of compression therapy as well. It helps increase the blood flow in certain body areas and flush out the toxins. This speeds up recovery from various health issues.
Intermittent Fasting – Biohacking your Diet
What we eat defines how our health would be and genuinely makes a lot of difference. Giving a break to normal sugar-rich food that we eat in our daily lives and focusing more on meals that have low carbs is a great way of biohacking your diet. This will have a huge positive impact on your health. We can add more superfoods to our diet for better results.
Not only it is studied but is also experienced that intermittent fasting can help gain more muscles and energy while reducing fat. Besides this, it is can also optimize the body’s nutrient intake. Here is a quick glimpse of the benefits of intermittent fasting:
- Increases levels of growth hormone
- Boosts metabolic rate
- Reduces insulin resistance
- Assists in more fat burn
- Reduces bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Enhances cellular waste removal (Cellular autophagy)
- Has anti-inflammatory benefits
- Cancer prevention
- Improves cognitive function
Listen to Music – Biohacking your Brain
What if we tell you that music has some great magical powers? Yes, most of you might have also experienced that.
A wave-like pattern can measure brain activity and it can also determine your mood, and based on the task you are doing, brainwaves change. So, brainwaves also change when we listen to music, and it is a great way of biohacking your brain. Listening to functional music makes you relax and change your mood.
So, whenever you feel stubborn, stressed, or sad, just biohack your brain to change your mood.
Supplements – Biohacking Body’s Function
Eating biohacking supplements like vitamins and minerals can maintain energy levels, improve various biological functions, and enhance activity. But taking them in the right amount under an expert’s supervision is important. Even there are many supplements Dave Asprey suggests for biohacking your body.
Health supplements are available in the form of pills, shakes, chewable tablets, drinks, and bars.
So, we must say that biohacking is a concept of controlling different functions of our body and maintaining them with smart yet simple approaches.
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