Here is a list of things that have popped up again and again on Zestology for more energy and vitality.
These are the products, hacks and tweaks I use for upping my game. Some people call it biohacking. I say call it whatever you like.
I hope you enjoy, feel free to let me know how you get on.
Hack your sleep: I've been using the Oura ring for ages. Problem was, the old one wasn't very pretty (to put it politely.) Version 2 looks good though (see pic). Oura Ring is a tracking device that you wear on your finger. It measures your sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing pace, body temperature, exercise and loads of other stuff. The ring automaticallycollects and wirelessly synchronizes data to the Oura app (and you can put into airplane mode - the biggie for me). It measures your physiological signals, with no switches or flashing lights. Use the code ZESTOLOGY to get $50 off.
Oh and while we're on sleep hacks, I've started using these highly unattractive but quite effective Breathe Right Nasal Strips. Warning, they may scare others off, but they do work surprisingly well at opening the nostrils up.
Hack your sleep on the go:I used this on the 3 peaks in 24 hours challenge - when you've got 13 sweaty lads in a small minibus desperately trying to grab some sleep, you need all the help you can get. This is a scientifically proven super soft neck support travel pillow. It holds your neck in an ergonomic position during rest and it is light (weighing only 148 grams). I've also found when I fly, it's much easier than a conventional travel pillow as you can simply fold it away in your bag.
Hack your feet: Take a walk in your ancestors' footprints and experience the world by wearing the thinnest soles possible. I've been wearing these for the last couple of months, and wow. These shoes are designed to give you maximum sensory feedback and they’re foot shaped so your feet can move as nature intended. Walking around in Vivo Barefoot just feels like walking with no shoes on and it is a primal feeling.
Hack your water: I've been banging on about this for the past couple of years to anyone who will listen - it's an awesome water filter for the house, on the road, anywhere. It's the Berkey water filter. You can even pour red food dye into it, and the filter will take it all out. It's probably my favourite toy. I'm sad, I know. I bought the travel one, it's a bit smaller but just about big enough for two people. It can remove 99,999% of Chlorine, Viruses, Harmful pathogenic Bacteria, Cysts, Heavy Metals, parasites and hazardous chemical contaminants and other impurities while leaving undisturbed the essential minerals your body needs. The water also tastes way better than water out of a tap (urgh).
Hack your brain: Struggling to meditate? This brain sensing headband is your personal meditation assistant that will gently guide you to a calm mind. Put on the Muse headband, earbuds, start the app, and close your eyes. You will hear changing sounds of weather based on the real-time state of your brain which allows you to obtain a deeper sense of focus and motivates you to build a highly rewarding practice. Let Muse guide you to a calm mind...
I also like Sam Harris’ new Waking Up meditation app. It’s very simple, and introduces the listener to lots of different types of meditation. Each day is about 10 minutes so very manageable.
As you probably know I'm a (little bit of a) supplement junkie. I try not to take too many, but I did recently throw out the microwave so I could create some extra supplement storage space. One brand I like is Seeking Health - although annoyingly they're a bit hard to get in the UK. Dr. Ben Lynch knows his stuff when it comes to vitamins/nutrients and methylation. And if you can't be bothered to take lots of different supplements, perhaps his Optimal Multivitamin is a great start. Obviously check with your health practitioner or Doctor before starting something new.
Other assorted hacks
And in fact probably my favourite hack of all is meditating, and it doesn't cost anything, although doing it in front of the Joovv infrared light is always a treat.
I've just started this list and I'm going to add to it with more fave tweaks and hacks so stay tuned and let me know what you think.
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