Category: Health & Biohacking
Welcome to the Health & Biohacking category! We all agree how important health is. And at the same time, we all often neglect our health until we crash or become very ill. Only then do we start to really value health. But when it comes to health, prevention is a way better life strategy than cure. Luckily it doesn’t take a lot to take good care of your health.
There are three fundamentals of taking care of your health – (1) regular exercise, (2) healthy diet and (3) moderate lifestyle. It doesn’t take much effort to exercise a few times per week, and you feel excellent after it. Remember, you are always only one workout away from the god mode.
And a healthy diet in combination with regular exercise brings you high energy levels, good digestion, glowing skin and loss of excessive fat. You can finally be proud of yourself when you look in the mirror.
We all assume that it takes a great sacrifice to take good care of your health, but that isn’t true. All you have to do are small daily investments that accumulate into a healthy body, mind and soul in the long term. I was obese, absolutely hated exercise and sports, Wiener Schnitzel with French fries was my favorite food, and I puffed like a shunting engine when I had to walk up 20 stairs.
My health was in a terrible condition, even though I hated to admit that. So a few years ago, I decided to take better care of my health. Today, broccoli is my favorite food, my favorite sport is hiking, and I went from obese to a normal BMI. I read many books about health, tested many different diets and sports and under this category, I share everything I learn.
Besides that, we live in amazing times with all the technology giving you the feedback on what’s happening to your body when you make lifestyle changes. It’s called biohacking or biofeedback. Biofeedback is a big part of quantifying self and better understanding how certain actions affect your health as an individual.
Your body is unique, and the first step towards better health is understanding yourself and your body. Solid health metrics that measure your improvements can be a great source of motivation and understanding what works best for your body so you can progress in the fastest way.
That’s what Health & Biohacking category is all about – a healthy lifestyle based on measuring different data that can help you make smart decisions about which sports to take, which food to eat based on what pattern, how to sleep well and, in the end, how to maximize your energy levels.
It’s probably really impossible to be happy and healthy in life if you don’t have a good connection with your body. The only thing left to do is to build it. If you would like to build a better connection with your body, here are a few things you can do: (1) Take pauses and stretch throughout the day. (2) If you don’t exercise, start exercising. Start with everyday walks. (3) Try 20 different sports and find the one that suits you best. Then regularly practice it. (4) Improve your diet just a little bit every month. (5) Become aware that your body is the most amazing thing you will ever own. Your tablet can never compete with it.
Here's a situation that probably sounds very familiar to you. Something upsets you very much and your body starts craving shitty foods. The craving is so huge that you simply have to eat – usually sugar or unhealthy fats. A bowl of ice cream, pizza, French fries, a big pack of candy or a chocolate bar, they can all somehow offer you comfort when you have to deal with negative feelings. It's called emotional eating and it can be the reason why you aren't as fit as you could be. In this article you will learn: What emotional eating is
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