At Global Glow, we believe firmly in giving a fresh perspective on aging: not as a battle to resist, but as an opportunity to wholeheartedly embrace and thrive in. With her extensive research, health coach Julie Katerine has curated a list of 7 top tips to biohack your health and bring about remarkable changes in your life.
What exactly is biohacking? It's the process of implementing incremental lifestyle changes with the use of scientific knowledge, technology, and self-experimentation to improve physical and mental health, prevent disease, and extend lifespan. It involves all factors that impact your body, soul and spirit: the food you consume, your words, thoughts, actions, toxin exposure, and what you put on your skin.
1. Biohack your NUTRITION
By adopting a mindful approach to your eating schedule, prioritizing whole foods, limiting refined sugar, and processed foods. Plus, stay hydrated throughout the day. With this approach in mind, you can harness the full potential of this biohack and unlock a range of benefits for your body and mind.
Pro tip: Load up on fruits and veggies that are low Glycemic Index & high in fiber. Generally, you should shop the perimeter of your grocery store.
2. Biohack your SUPPLEMENTS
Even with a whole foods diet, the soil in which our fresh produce grows is depleted of vital nutrients. Whole plant-based supplements provide essential vitamins and minerals that your body may be lacking.
Pro tip: Consulting with a health coach can help you identify the specific supplements that are most suitable for you, as everyone's needs are unique.
3. Biohack your SLEEP
Achieving restful sleep is crucial for maintaining a lean, strong body and promoting overall vitality.
Pro tip: Enhance your wind-down routine by creating a cool environment, avoiding electronics, and consider trying natural sleep aids such as the Sleep Welle Calming Tea by Welleco or the Collagen + Magnesium Tea by WithinUs for an added benefit.
4. Biohack your MOVEMENT & EXERCISE
“Your mental and physical health needs movement; this is not a luxury but a necessity.”
- Dr. Simoné Laubscher, PhD
Pro tip: Counterbalance excessive sitting with incidental exercise throughout your day. Intentionally stand up more frequently - set alarms to prompt short walks or runs around your workplace every hour or two.
5. Biohack your MIND
While each of us has our own spiritual beliefs, dedicating just 15 minutes a day to self-care is crucial. From a simple journaling practice, grounding, walking meditation, to an infra-red sauna session, discover what works best for you through personal experimentation.
Pro tip: Take adaptogens, natural substances derived from plants and mushrooms, which are known for their ability to soothe the nervous system and foster a serene state of mind.
Infrared saunas reduce inflammation and are beneficial at a cellular level, assisting your body with detoxification, weight loss, relaxation, pain relief, anti-ageing and cardio. All key factors to healthy longevity.
6. Biohack your GENETICS
Genetic testing services can be helpful to gain valuable insights into your unique genetic predispositions and vulnerabilities. This information empowers you to make informed lifestyle choices and interventions that are tailored specifically to your genetic profile.
Pro tip: Seek guidance from a health coach to identify the specific tests you should request from your physician, ensuring you obtain the crucial information necessary for your needs.
7. Biohack your EXPOSURE TO TOXINS
In our daily hygiene routines, it's alarming how many chemicals we unknowingly apply to our skin. Being mindful that a product is vegan is not enough; we must also consider the presence of harmful substances.
Pro tip: Choose organic hygiene, body-care, and household products from brands that prioritize environmental consciousness and toxin-free formulations. When it comes to skincare, my personal preference is Zuka Essentials.
While biohacking can offer potential benefits, it's crucial to approach it with an informed and cautious mindset. Consulting with healthcare professionals, conducting thorough research, and maintaining a balanced and sustainable approach are vital to ensure your well-being and safety.
Lucky for you, the list of pro-tips doesn't stop here. If you're eager to delve deeper and gain access to the full Global Glow Guide to Biohack Your Health, make sure to visit the Health Coaching page. Discover the Forever Well Program which provides valuable information tailored to your needs and a customized approach to wellness that could be precisely what you're looking for.