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How to manage your stress with Biohacking




Biohacking and wellness hacks are becoming more necessary on a business leader's checklist as they face the daily stressors of managing staff, balancing deliverables, and hiring new talent.


Biohacking is defined as an approach to scientific learning that involves building or changing things quickly and monitoring what happens. It is usually applied to your nutrition, exercise, sleep, and mind (meditation mainly).


According to a study by Small Business Economics, mental health differences directly or indirectly affected 72% of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Thus, knowing how to manage your physical and mental health is a prerequisite to effectively managing a balance sheet and other people as a leader.


Here are a few Biohacking and Wellness Hacks we like to share with you:


1. Leverage deep “Wim Hof” breathing to improve digestion and mental stability


How it works is by quickly flipping the nervous system out of Sympathetic dominance a.k.a. fight, flight or freeze, and into Parasympathetic dominance a.k.a. rest, digest, and recover. This shift is a necessary first step to allow our brains and bodies to slow down, establish a calm presence, and start to heal.


2. Consider Red Light Therapy to sleep better


It works by promoting natural melatonin production. Exposure to blue light after dark suppresses your ability to produce melatonin (a hormone involved in regulating sleep cycles), which translates to trouble falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the entire night. Basking in red light before bed can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.


3. Take half of your body weight in pounds to know how many ounces of water you should drink a day


By doing this, it helps you remain hydrated throughout the day which for most people is a real challenge. Chronic dehydration can contribute to everything from inability to lose weight to depression to poor digestion to brain fog and many things in between. Our cells need the right balance of fluids and minerals in order to function properly so ensuring we're drinking enough water that is of high quality, typically Spring or re-mineralized Distilled / Reverse Osmosis, is going to pay massive dividends in our overall health and vitality for the long term.


4. Nature Therapy is a real thing


The mountains, and their attendant plant life and water features, are helping to lower people’s blood pressure, and stress hormones, and keeping heart rate variability normal. These are just some of the health benefits of spending time in nature that studies have found in recent years.

Also, it allows us to reconnect to that more primitive, instinctual side of ourselves which has an intuitive connection to the plant and animal life all around us. Natural ecosystems are the original home of human beings and it was within these ecosystems that we thrived for hundreds of thousands of years. It's no wonder then why our bodies and minds feel and become objectively healthier when we are unplugged from technology and immersed in vibrant natural landscapes. In Japan, this practice of "Forest Bathing" is called Shinrin-Yoku and is prescribed by Medical Doctors to their patients. The best part is, it's free!

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