Biohacking: What Is It And How To Do It

The latest buzzword to sweep the wellness industry, ‘biohacking’ is about learning to read your body better and finding natural ways to improve how you’re feeling. A systems-approach to understanding its needs, you make small changes that in turn lead to long-term change. Here’s how to do it…

EAT SMART

If you suspect you have certain intolerances to some foods, have trouble digesting or feel your gut isn’t working to its best ability, try removing foods that are known allergens for 3-4 weeks, then re-introducing them into your diet. This way, you will be able to tell which food groups your body finds unsettling.

HIT SNOOZE

Sleeping better is widely known as a reducer of stress, and it is the way to help your body heal itself overnight. Difficulty in getting a good night’s rest? Try our sleep guide for tips on the perfect deep snooze…

BACK TO NATURE

Try grounding – the process of walking barefoot on the earth. Kick off your shoes and find an open, outdoor space that you can walk comfortably in. Many ‘biohack’ experts think we should fight against our natural domestication and spend more time outdoors in nature. This is similar to the Japanese concept of Ikigai – which you can read about here.

STAND TO ATTENTION

Many of us spend our days sitting – but this is not the body’s natural posture. Sitting for extended periods of time is hard on your organs, especially your delicate spinal cord.  Try finding ways to stand more, including taking the stairs or standing up to send an email. Leave more time to your destination and walk there, or simply pace during long phone calls, for quick hacks to become more upright.

BREATHE EASY

Meditate, meditate, meditate. Learning how to breathe better and become more in tune with your body’s rhythms can have a huge impact on your overall health and mental well-being. If you’re stuck for how to start, try an app like Headspace or simply put 5 minutes aside in the morning to sit and just let your mind flow freely. Looking for the ultimate push? Make an enquiry for our #brandtotrust Bold Bodies getaway in Italy, with daily yoga and light movement and a device-free escape.

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