Body composition refers to the percentages of fat, bone, water, and muscle in human bodies. When we talk about changing body composition, we’re typically referring to increasing muscle mass and decreasing body fat. This is a form of biohacking because it involves manipulating and optimising your body’s physiology for improved health and performance.
The two primary ways to bio-hack your body composition are through nutrition and exercise.
Nutrition and Exercise
- Nutrition: Consuming a balanced diet that’s high in lean proteins, high in fibre, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates can help fuel your body for workouts and aid in muscle recovery and growth. Some biohackers take this a step further by tailoring their diet based on their genetic makeup or metabolic type, a practice known as nutrigenomics.
- Exercise: Regular strength training is key to increasing muscle mass. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) can also be effective, as it burns fat and boosts your metabolism.
Biohackers often use technology to track their progress and make necessary adjustments. This could involve using wearable fitness trackers to monitor heart rate and activity levels, smart scales to measure body composition, or apps to track nutrition and workouts.
Recovery and Sleep
Recovery is a crucial part of changing body composition. This includes getting adequate sleep, as this is when most muscle recovery and growth happens. Some biohackers use sleep tracking devices to optimise their sleep patterns.
Mindset and Stress Management
Finally, managing stress and maintaining a positive mindset are important aspects of biohacking. High stress levels can lead to hormonal imbalances that make it harder to reach your goals. Techniques like meditation, yoga, or other mindfulness practices can help manage stress levels.
Changing your body composition is a process that involves multiple aspects of biohacking, from nutrition and exercise to recovery and stress management. It’s about understanding and working with your body’s unique physiology to achieve your health and fitness goals. Reach out to our team today!