What is Biohacking and How Might It Benefit You?
It is possible that you have been one of the many millions of unfortunate victims of computer hacking, a means by which others are able to take control of your PC’s systems in order, for example, to steal personal information. That it may be possible to somehow hack biological systems may seem, at first, like a concept from a science fiction novel. However, in practice, so-called biohacking is a reality and offers some important benefits as a DIY self-improvement project.
The goals of the biohacker are anything but criminal and, in fact, are aimed at improving the performance of various biological processes, such as energy production, sleep, managing stress, resistance to illnesses, memory, and cognitive ability. The main distinguishing characteristic of this newly emerging practice is the equal importance it attaches to the body’s physical performance and mental wellbeing.
The adoption of the term hacking derives, almost certainly, from the trial-and-error attempts to achieve these goals, either by individuals testing various ideas on themselves, or by more formal laboratory experimentation. Whether those established leaders in the fields of medicine and technology are proven correct in their belief that the first immortal human is already walking the earth remains to be seen. However, there is no doubt that biohacking has revealed ways in which to improve the quality of the lifespans we can reasonably expect to experience.
Spare moments spent travelling on a bus, train, or plane present perfect opportunities for meditation that can help you to destress and lower your high blood pressure. Even reprogramming the body language that may indicate problems can be a way to develop a more positive mindset. Because positivity promotes success which in turn breeds further success, this can be a life-changing hack. After all, a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.