Living a long healthy life is a conscious choice

Want to stay young and live longer?

Listen up as famed podcaster and biohacker, Ben Greenfield shares more than 20 incredible ways (more than 48 if you count the steps in the highlights) you can hack your biological age and live longer. This talk was originally given on stage at Mindvalley A-Fest Sardinia in June 2018. In his talk, Ben distills his research on both ancient wisdom and modern science to figure out the best ways to live a long and healthy life.

By breaking down his talk into three sections – Body, Mind, and Spirit – Ben shares how you can optimize for all three and goes over potent tips to help you implement it in your life. So grab your note-taking device because here are the highlights.

Highlights from the episode

  • How to balance your neurotransmitters and not having to give up coffee
  • How cold showers can help overcome the leaky brain syndrome
  • Using cryotherapy chambers to help with the blood-brain barrier
  • Apply buteyko breathing to help maximize oxygen efficiency
  • The Kite String breathing technique to help deep belly breathing
  • How box breathing can help relieve stress and anxiety
  • Vegetable oil versus sugar, know which is better and worse for your body
  • Consume organ meat of liver supplements for your brain’s nutrition
  • The benefits of taking a daily supplement of creatine
  • The use of nicotine toothpicks with black coffee
  • How microdosing with LDS can help merge the left and right hemispheres and enhance creativity
  • How using the “Intellect Tree” can help enhance your memory and comprehension
  • How to regulate your circadian rhythm and help your wakefulness
  • How Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) can help with relaxation, sleep, focus, and even muscle injury
  • Using hypoxia and hyperoxia training to help enhance both physical and mental performance
  • How heart rate variability training helps you track your nervous system
  • How exposure to red light helps facilitates deep sleep
  • How to get better sleep with deep tissue massage and foam rollers
  • Become a fat burning machine
  • The optimal fasting length for intermittent fasting
  • How exercising and cold exposure while fasting intermittently can help with burning fat
  • Drink coffee and green tea during intermittent fasting
  • How a consistent workout trumps a varied workout in the long run
  • The importance of having a frequent bowel movement for a long and healthy life
  • How having a coffee enema once a week can help with your bowels
  • How to apply self-inflicted massage on your abdominals by working on your psoas
  • Reasons not to worry too much about diets and dieting
  • The importance of lowering your blood glucose before a meal
  • How to increase glycemic response through mindful eating
  • How to include explosive exercises even when you’re eating out
  • How walking within an hour after a meal helps regulate your blood glucose
  • Using peptides can help you recover more quickly
  • Fortifying your immune system can help you live longer
  • Get multivitamins into your bloodstream to help with your longevity
  • The importance of doing a low-level physical activity throughout the day
  • Using a fluid stance while standing and working
  • Using a drag and dictate app to help you work while you move
  • The importance of caring for your skin
  • How a golf ball can help your body symmetry
  • Having a daily gratitude practice can help your spirit, body, and mind
  • Using sound healing to enhance both your health and sleep
  • The importance of having love, family, and healthy relationships in your life
  • How your purpose can become the primary motivation for a long and healthy life

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch
  • The Edge Effecy by Dr. Eric Braverman
  • The Kite String breathing technique by Paul Chek
  • Wim Hof breathing techniques
  • What Makes Olga Run by Bruce Grierson
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • Wholetones music by Michael Tyrell
  • Brain FM app
  • Sleep Stream app
  • Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain

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