What the heck is biohacking? From Forbes,
Biohacking, also known as human augmentation or human enhancement, is do-it-yourself biology aimed at improving performance, health, and wellbeing through strategic interventions.
You can find a lot of interesting experiments online, and a lot more stupid ones as well. Sooner or later, you will see a lot of these fads floating around.
Intermittent fasting, meditation, hyperbaric chambers are three simple examples for biohacking. But it gets a lot more funkier than that, I can tell you. From embedding chips in you, to more accessible tech like a Continuous Glucose Monitor, and the Apple Watch - all of these are aimed at augmenting or improving your health and performance.
But most of us miss the forest for the trees by overthinking all of this. Because you should start at the start and not overcomplicate things. What the heck does that mean? Well... Until you are
- sleeping 7+ hours
- eating enough vegetables
- drinking enough water
- lifting weights
- eating enough protein
you have no business thinking about biohacking. All of these are legitimate ways to improve your health and performance. Just because they are obvious does not make them less effective. They are the foundation.
So, before you worry about editing yourself with CRISPR or injecting yourself with your own stem cells, start with the fundamentals.