The actual word "biohacking" may be a new craze, fad, niche...whatever you want to call it - but the idea of squeezing every ounce of potential out of our bodies and minds is as old as humanity itself.
We might as well call the cavemen who invented tools, weapons and fire the first "biohackers".
At Natural Stacks, we define the term "biohacking" as any specific, conscious action undertaken with the intent to elicit an outcome better than would have happened under "normal" or other circumstances.
If you head to your favorite coffee shop and manipulate your surroundings for better focus or productivity, you're hacking productivity and focus.
If you use progressive overload to trick your body into lifting heavier objects, you're bodybuilding - and hacking your biology.
If you use supplements or take special pre & post workout drinks, you're "hacking" - or at least OPTIMIZING - what we know about our biology.
We asked some of the top biohackers in the world for their best tips on biohacking for beginners. Here are the Top 7 Tips from some of the world's leading biohackers:
Increase Immunity, Bloodflow & Decompress Your Spine with INVERSION
Inversion - getting upside down - can do wonders for our health. From decompressing the spine, flushing the lymph system, boosting bloodflow and immunity, to postural and flexibility improvements, there is more to inversion than most people know.
Hack Stress & Fat Loss with Daily Contrast Showers
Cold thermogenesis has more benefits than we can list right here. That's why we wrote THIS BLOG about it.
Fitness celebrity and biohacker extraordinaire Ben Greenfield gives us this simple tip to help us reap the benefits in 5 minutes a day...
Find more from Ben Greenfield on his website at: Bengreenfieldfitness.com
Ground Yourself and INCREASE CALM & FOCUS With Natural Herbs
For thousands of years Chinese and Ayurvedic herbalists have used earth-grown nutrients to heal, strengthen and optimize the body.
Natural Stacks Champion Crosby Tailor is a world-renowned herbalist and he's got a great trick to bolster your daily coffee.
Follow Crosby on Twitter & Instagram: @crosbytailor
Turn OFF The TV!
"My number one tip to a beginner biohacker would be to remove your TV from your house. I used to watch my favorite shows for at least two hours a day. Thats 14 hours a week and 56 hours a month that I could spend on getting in optimal mental and physical shape. And if you're paying for cable it saves you money that you could be spending on the best nutrition to make your mind as clear as possible to search for and create your future."
Find Andy Hnilo at Alitura Naturals.
Consume Information in 1/2 The Time
If you listen to podcasts, watch YouTube videos, or "read" audio books, you can consume that information in 1/2 the time by setting the speed to 2X. TIP: Start at 1.5X and work your way up to 2X.
Get more of Lifestyle Entrepreneur Ryan Lee at his website Freedym
Make Your Days LESS STRESSFUL by Prioritizing Your Schedule
"My #1 hack, lately, has been waking up early so I knock out cardio, breakfast and then I get artwork done. This makes my day a whole lot less-stressful. Getting these few things done early are important to me, so I can have the rest of the day to devote to a solid training session where I'm not worried about time. I'm able to prep meals and go to work knowing I have gotten so much achieved! At night, I use the Bulletproof sleep mat and take GABA. This way, I fall into a deep sleep very rapidly" so I'm rested and ready to do it all again the next day!
Follow TheSamuelShaw - Artist, Wrestler and NPC Athlete on Instagram and Twitter.
Use Supplements to Detoxify Your Body and Optimize Function
Natasha Wiscombe is Bulletproof Ambassador Manager. Get more at bulletproof.com
Special thanks to our friends, colleagues and Natural Stacks Champions for their tips to help us optimize our days - and therefore, our lives!