Ever wonder about the most effective biohacks for a healthy body?
In this new world where everyone shows off the latest devices or gadgets they use to enhance their biology, do you sometimes wonder if this has become the new status symbol of the COVID era?
Now don’t get me wrong – some of these devices and new tech are truly amazing and I use them myself.
But do you wonder if people are overcompensating for lack of foundational elements in their health routine?
For example, many folks will gladly show off the 25th biohacking device they use – but if you ask them how they slept last night or how they are doing with body weight – you are met with silence.
My approach to biohacking and longevity has to do with utilizing as many of the free tools and techniques first – and ONLY THEN adding the advanced biohacks.
With that said, I am excited to share with you my favorite FREE biohack for a healthy body – that you can start using today!
Here is is: Everyday after lunch I take a 20 minute walk in the sunshine on a golf course near my home.
You might wonder what is the big deal about taking a walk. Actually, quite a LOT…if you do it like I do. Keep reading.
Biohacking Benefit #1: Lowers Glucose In Your Body
As you may know, your blood levels of glucose rise most in response to a meal. The time after a meal is a crucial time when excess sugar can cause damage from glycation )in the form of Advanced End-Glycation (AGE) products).
AGE’s attack your proteins, lipids and even DNA. They render your proteins useless. As you may know, proteins do most of the work inside your body. It’s like telling the plant workers in a car factory to not show up to work. The end result is a loss of homeostasis and faster aging.
Taking a 15-20 minute walk after a meal has shown to reduce blood sugar levels significantly. This helps you minimize the damage from sugar inside your body. That is a win!
I take a 20 minute walk after lunch and many times after dinner too. This is a crucial biohack for a healthy body.
Biohacking Benefit #2: Get Much Needed Vitamin D
Some experts believe that between 40-70% of the US population is low in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a crucial steroid hormone and controls over 1000 genes in your body. It also helps keep your bones, muscles and teeth healthy.
Taking an afternoon walk while exposing some skin (without public indecency) helps your body create this crucial vitamin and avoid problems related to it’s deficiency.
You can hide some of the more commonly exposed areas of your body such as your face, neck and décolleté.
Biohacking Benefit #3: Reduces Oxidative Stress via Grounding
Grounding is the practice of connecting your body with the earth. Ancestral societies were in constant contact with the earth. They were either sleeping on the ground, walking barefoot on it or swimming in the ocean. We have lost this connection with the earth because we are constantly wearing shoes.
The earth has an electric field and carries excess electrons. When your body connects to the earth, these free electrons pass into your body and can be used to neutralize oxidative stress and free radicals.
This helps reduce cell damage, inflammation, pain and stress.
So walk barefoot on the earth often. I walk barefoot on a golf course everyday to soak up the earth’s electrons and energy into my body. This is another key biohack for a healthy body.
Biohacking Benefit #4: Improve Your Balance
As you get older, you start to lose your balance. For example, a 30 year old can stand on one foot for thirty seconds without a problem, but it is extremely hard for a 60 year old to do the same.
Your loss of balance in older age can cause you to fall and injure yourself. These injuries can often be fatal or require you to rest for long periods. The inactivity can cause wasting of muscles.
It’s important for you to have good balance if you want to live longer and healthier.
One way to improve your balance is to walk on an uneven surface. I walk on the side of a hill so I am having to constantly maintain my balance and equilibrium.
Conclusion: Incorporate These Free Biohacks For A Healthy Body
Stacking four powerful techniques into one simple everyday routine is a game changer for your health. I follow this routine almost every day to create a strong foundational biohack for a healthy body before I add expensive biohacks into my routine.
What are your thoughts on this unique stack? Let me know in the comments.
If you have additional biohacks that I can stack on top of these four above into one routine, let me know of those as well.
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