When Does Biohacking Fitness Go Too Far: Part 1?

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It’s that time of week again – the day when I give you a sneak peek at practical, quick and dirty fitness tips from this week’s Get-Fit Guy article.

See, each week, over at the Quick & Dirty Tips Network, I produce a free, easy-to-read article, accompanied by a short 5-10 minute audio version of that article. Everything there is focused on the latest fitness research, exercise news, and quick and highly practical muscle gain, fat loss and physical performance tips. It’s called “The Get-Fit Guy’s Quick & Dirty Tips To Slim Down & Shape Up”.

Here’s your sneak peek from this week’s article,“When Does Biohacking Fitness Go Too Far: Part 1?”.

“…a common problem in our era – even among the Paleo, Primal, ancestral, natural living community – is a growing obsession with self-quantification, biohacking, biomarker-exploring, Bluetooth-sporting, brain-zapping and beyond.

But how much is too much? When have we crossed the line from modern science and smart hacking into the realm of damaging our bodies, our happiness, our lives and even our genes? Where do we drawn the line between biohacking and ancestral living?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m definitely a biohacker. In the past twenty four hours alone, I’ve performed tDCS, electroencepholography, intranasal light therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, peptide injections, electric compression boots, eight different nootropic pills and much more. But in the same twenty four hours, I’ve also done a fifteen minute sit spot in nature, a gratitude journal, a boatload of natural spring water, a forest walk, yoga, a glass of raw goat milk and deep breathing.

So in this two part article series, you’ll get plenty of examples of how and when biohacking can cross the line, and smarter, more natural, more ancestral alternatives to the current craze of cryotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, digital meditation, nootropics and strapping your own equivalent of a goat-limb prosthetic to your body.”

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One thought on “When Does Biohacking Fitness Go Too Far: Part 1?

  1. Dude you’re super relatable, I totally agree with what you’re saying.

    I personally consider myself as a light Biohacker, more of a “want to be the best version of myself” kind of person.

    Either way I feel there’s an edge where the results are so blurred they’re more of a placebo, usually this is the point where I find even find myself having to be pulled back.

    As at that point I usually get fixated and have previously gone a little too far… For exampleL I’m my diet, I was a vegan for a year and was so restrictfull and obsessed I caused damage to my health, after a while I realised I was tricking myself with results, had to take a step back and remove the label and start living again.

    Anyway, have a lovely day,

    Oli.

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