How Could Biohacking Help Your Team?

Biohacking may sound technical but it can be quite simple, in fact, you might already be doing it as part of your everyday routine.

Biohacking is a broad term which covers a variety of different activities and methods of improving, optimising and upgrading your health.
There are many ways to begin your Biohacking journey and some of them are ridiculously simple, while others are more technological.
As a remote-first digital agency, we thought we’d create a list of options that could be beneficial to our fellow remote-workers.

Blue Light Glasses

WebMD states that ‘blue light from electronics is linked to problems like blurry vision, eyestrain, dry eye, macular degeneration, and cataracts’. Now more than ever, people are spending more and more time looking at screens and a simple solution to the issues that it brings is to wear Blue Light Glasses. These glasses are reportedly a good way to reduce eye strain, tiredness and headaches.

Standing or Treadmill Desks

If you feel like you’re not active enough while working remotely, a standing or treadmill desk could be a healthy solution. According to Healthline, standing desks can ‘lower your risk of weight gain, lower your blood sugar levels, lower your risk of heart disease, reduce back pain’ and overall ‘help you live longer’. We can’t stand the thought of sitting down a second longer, sign us up!

Earthing Mats

Many people claim that there are many benefits to the practice of Earthing, which is a technique that involves walking barefoot outdoors on earth or grass. Groundology states that ‘people who notice negative effects from using computers or other electrical equipment report a reduction or elimination of these effects when grounded’.
There is a way to get similar results in your own home by using an Earthing Mat. This will mimic the electrical current of the earth to relieve negative energy, you can stand on them or you can use them underneath your keyboard and mouse.

Wearable Tech / Health Monitoring

There are a variety of wearable devices which will report analytical data regarding your health, such as the quality of your sleep, the amount of exercise undertaken, water consumption and your heart rate.
This data can help you to monitor or change your routine and eliminate bad habits. Some devices even offer reminders and prompts to be active throughout the day or to drink more water.

Popular options for wearable tech include the Apple Watch, FitBit, Smart Rings such as Oura and we’re sure there are many more to be announced!
If you’re interested in this topic, this article from BuiltIn explains more about how wearable technology is being used within healthcare.

Vitamins and Supplements

Introducing vitamins and/or supplements as part of a balanced diet can be a great way to achieve certain health goals.
Supplements such as Solgar No-Flush Niacin can help to lower cholesterol or Psyllium can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Another way to increase your Vitamin intake is to infuse your water with fruit or vegetables, such as lemons or cucumbers. Lemon infused water has been linked to various benefits such as ‘weight loss, improved digestion, ‘alkalising’ effects on the body, improved skin and detoxification’ according to BBC Good Food.

When it comes to your health and wellbeing, it’s always best to approach a healthcare professional with any concerns you may have.
However, we hope these suggestions gave you some food for thought on how you could possibly change your remote-working set up or your daily habits.
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