Biohacking your way to health

It is all about bringing in healthy lifestyle changes for a longer living life

In the many lifestyle tricks and ideas, a new trend emerging from the science labs to our bedrooms is, Biohacking. While you might have heard of it in terms of people implanting a chip into their hand to monitor their health or injecting young blood to fight aging, all extreme variations of biohacking. It is something that originated in Silicon Valley but is now a broader term for a lifestyle that has grown increasingly popular.

What does biohacking mean?
Over time the term has come to be known as DIY biology with people making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to make improvements in one’s health and well-being. It also covers a range of other activities like performing science experiments on yeast or other organisms to tracking your sleep and diet, quick weight loss, and enhanced brain function.

How do you do it?
It all starts with bringing about small changes in your lifestyle. Begin with stopping and breathing. Try and find stillness in your mind and body amid your busy schedule as it will help reduce stress in the body. Meditation and breath-work have proven to control active diseases and prevent them.

Look into your dietary plans and opt for more plant-based eating with more whole foods and less processed altered foods. In view of the epidemic eating a plant-based diet is the most optimal way to live. And importantly, eat locally and eat slowly.

Sleep is as important as eating a healthy diet as sleep deprivation can affect the immune system. Proper sleep will not only extend your life but is also active in preventing diseases. Sleep is a meditative state that lets you explore your subconscious clearing out toxins so before sleeping don’t indulge in work-related stuff but things that relax your brain.

Going out in nature to breathe along with the leaves and trees is the easiest biohack. Nothing can beat the natural environment hacking into your brains and leaving it neutralized. According to studies, time in nature decreases brooding and increases healing.

Keep your body moving and not stagnant in one place. The demanding work culture makes one sit in one place for longer hours. Hence it is important that you get on to some exercise to not let the muscles sleep and cause pain later. Or else make sure to get up from your seat and take a walk after 30 minutes of continuous sitting.

More importantly engage in dialogue, with family or friends. Develop a habit of not much socializing but of at least talking to your near and dear ones.

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