A glow-up is just within your reach. Upgrade your beauty and wellness by making these small changes to your lifestyle now
What many consider the face of the biohacking trend at the moment is multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson. In case you haven’t heard of him, Bryan Johnson has been infusing his teenage son’s plasma into his own body every month in pursuit of a longer life. He spends millions of dollars to not only prolong his own life, but his father’s as well, with whom he exchanges blood with as well.
But biohacking, on a non-multi-millionaire level, doesn’t have to be an imitation of science fiction. On the other side of the spectrum is Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth, who, upon learning of his Alzheimer’s risk, made simple yet profound changes to his lifestyle to care for his health and wellness. These changes include doing more mindful work, slowing down his acting career, and valuing alone time.
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Learning from Chris Hemsworth’s own biohacking journey, here are the five lifestyle changes we consider fundamental yet easy to apply for a beauty and wellness upgrade.
Do you know what will decidedly dim your glow and negatively impact your health and wellness? Sleep deprivation. Not only will it add to your stress, but sleep deprivation is also shown to drive age-related disease and shorten lifespan. In a nutshell, sleep deprivation ages you inside and out, so make sure you get enough snooze time.
Eat less processed food
We’ve spoken plenty about how your diet affects you. As the adage goes, you are what you eat. Not only will a balanced diet positively affect your appearance from your hair down to your nails, but having a balanced diet will ultimately improve your physical and mental health as well. With that in mind, a simple way to reach a more healthy state is by gradually cutting down your intake of ultra-processed food. Aside from the important health and wellness benefits, having a low-glycemic diet can improve the condition of your skin in terms of acne.
Do more cardio
Just like how Chris Hemsworth saw the merit in doing more cardio, we highly recommend getting it done each day. Aerobic activities like walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming will easily get your heart pumping and improve your cardiovascular fitness. It’s also an excellent way for sedentary people to easily upgrade their physical fitness and maintain a healthier weight.
Likewise, yoga as an exercise should be a part of your daily routine. Since it’s a mind-body exercise, it’s like a two-for-one method to steadily improve your mental and physical state. It’s also a workout you can do in solitude, and if you do the same, then you’re changing up your lifestyle for the better like Chris Hemsworth, who saw the value in de-stressing and finding time for himself.
Drink turmeric shots
Finally, we are a big believer in taking turmeric shots. It’s an easy-to-recreate beverage that makes use of common household ingredients like ginger, turmeric, oranges, and lemons. These drinks also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that can leave you with a healthier glow to your skin.