Top Biohacking Tips for a Longer Life
The question is not how to live longer, it’s how to live better longer. You want to get the most out of life, that’s why you’ve found your way here! We want to help you increase the quality of your life, not the number of days.
We’re going to hop into the top biohacking tips to help maximize the health and functionality of your brain and body. But first, we need to break down what biohacking is and why it helps bring you towards your best life!
What is Biohacking?
According to Tony Robbins, biohacking means “changing your chemistry and physiology through science and self-experimentation to increase energy and vitality.”
There is simple biohacking you can do in your own home as well as technology that’s been invented and is found at many health and wellness locations that you may want to seek out. We’ll discuss both at-home biohacking and more advanced technologies.
The top three biohacking tips you can do at home are:
- Maximize sleep environment
- Intermittent fasting
- Cold showers
Maximize Sleep Environment
The quality of your sleep is often overlooked. However, this is one of the simplest and quickest ways to increase how your body functions.
First, think about the temperature you have the thermostat set to for nighttime. It should be between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. This range is said to aid in the stability of REM sleep, the most important cycle.
We also want to make sure the room you sleep in is as dark as possible. Experts suggest purchasing “blackout” curtains to cover any gaps of light. This includes chargers that have a light, light from cracks in the door, and even a smoke detector red light.
Now we aren’t saying to disable your smoke detector, but seriously take a look at anything in your bedroom that may be giving off light.
Lastly, blue light glasses are a great, small buy that can help improve your sleep time after time. If you’re on your phone or computer late at night, especially after 10 PM, this little investment goes a long way.
Intermittent fasting is the practice of not eating for a set amount of hours or days in a safe, controlled manner. The benefits of intermittent fasting are endless, but for now, we’ll stick with these:
- Insulin decreases when you fast, which leads to an increase in fat burn
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels increase aiding in fat loss and muscle growth
- The body has time to remove waste from cells
- Gene expression shifts and positive changes in gene sequencing helps with longevity and disease prevention
- Enhances hormone function to facilitate weight loss
- Increases metabolic rate
Cold therapy has been around for decades and the benefits are widely known. If you don’t have access to a cryotherapy chamber, cold showers are your next best option. The best part is it only has to last 30 seconds for it to be beneficial!
Cold showers help increase circulation, decrease muscle soreness, tighten the skin, and at the least, wake you up!
A few more advanced biohacking tips you can seek out are:
- Red Light Therapy
Think of your cold shower, except it’s dry, for three minutes, and negative 200-300 degrees Fahrenheit, and that’s cryotherapy! It sounds crazy to stand in that cold of a temperature, but it is safe and so good for you.
Some benefits of cryotherapy include:
- Pain relief
- Faster recovery time
- Prevention of disease
- Weight loss
- Increase blood flow
- Treatment of migraines
- Help with mood disorders
Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy uses infrared light and targets the powerhouse of the cell, the mitochondria. Mitochondria provide the energy for the cell, and with more energy comes better repair function.
We see an increase in collagen when using Red Light Therapy, which helps improve the appearance of the skin. The stimulated collagen then strengthens the structure of the skin and reduces wrinkles and increases elasticity.
Compression is huge in sports! It’s the process of applying pressure in a calculated pattern, to increase circulation. Blood can pool in muscles while they’re repairing themselves and this pressure breaks up the congestion and forces it to move towards the heart to be put back into circulation.
Biohacking is everywhere and is coming to the forefront of health and wellness. Whether you implement a couple of at-home remedies or seek out the high-tech experience, it’s important to practice these daily to improve the quality of your life.