Ever wish there was a way to do a hack on your own body and change something quickly? You’re not the only one. is the name for a movement that aims to “hack” human biology to cause a fast, noticeable transformation in your body. Some biohacking methods are pretty extreme, but others involve simple changes that anyone can benefit from.
Improve Your Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body. You don’t necessarily need more sleep, though. Just better sleep. To “hack” your body and sleep better, two of the best things you can do are establish a regular sleep schedule and improve your sleep environment. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every morning. Keep your room as dark as possible and aim for a temperature between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Being out in nature’s sunshine and fresh air has a number of health benefits. Research has found that spending time outside, especially if you go somewhere like a forest where you’re surrounded by the natural world, is really good for us. Spending time in nature can improve short-term memory, boost your mood, reduce stress, improve mental focus, and help you feel less tired.
Some biohackers also recommend a practice called grounding. This involves walking barefoot somewhere you’re in contact with the surface of the earth (like grass or dirt rather than concrete). Grounding is said to improve body functions and reset your internal clock.
Change Your Sitting Habits
Too much sitting isn’t good for your health. And yet that’s what many of us do most of the day as part of our jobs. But you can fix this with a very simple biohack: stand up. You don’t even have to invest in a standing desk, although it’s a good idea for some. Just stand up every 30 to 45 minutes and walk around for a little while. Your body will thank you.
You can also improve how you sit by engaging your abdominal muscles to support your spine. Another option is to sit cross-legged in your chair, which helps support a neutral spine position.
Cut Out Bad Foods
A good first step toward healthy eating is drastically cutting back on how much sugar you eat. You can also try an elimination diet to find out if you’re allergic to any common foods that might be having a poor effect on your health. To do this, pick one food that’s a known allergen (like corn, dairy, gluten, nuts, or soy) and remove it from your diet for 3 weeks. Then, slowly reintroduce the food and see how your body responds. If it makes you ill that’s probably something you shouldn’t be eating. Repeat the process with the next potential allergen on your list. You might be surprised how good you feel once you remove foods that were irritating your system.
Clean Up Your Diet
Even if you don’t have allergies, clean eating is a key aspect of good health. Buy organic, eat more fruits and vegetables, and be careful which supplements you take. It’s always better to get your nutrients from whole food sources, which is what Crucial FOUR’s products are made from. For example, our Vitamin C “supplement” is camu camu fruit capsules, which has more natural vitamin C than any other food on the planet. You can find that and other awesome products in our Crucial FOUR Store.