How to Remain Healthy and Good-Looking? 5 Efficient Biohacking Tools for Women
Male and female bodies are fundamentally different. Therefore, representatives of both genders should have different approaches to the optimization of body and psychological health. Let’s consider the five most effective biohacking tools for women that can help to improve health, maintain juvenescence and good mood.
Modernization of nutrition and physical activity
The state of female health is greatly influenced by hormones. They are organic substances that manage the menstrual cycle – the complex of cyclic changes that take place in the reproductive system. These biological processes are aimed at the preparation for potential fertilization and pregnancy.
The number of hormone increases and reduces during the whole menstrual cycle. Accordingly, the cycle divides into four phases: menstrual, follicular, ovulatory, and luteal. During these periods, the female body undergoes changes that influence her wellness, productivity, mood, and even appearance.
In her book WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source, doctor and healthcare consultant Alisa Vitti states that it is important to eat certain food products and choose different physical exercises in every phase of the cycle. It helps to improve wellness, stabilize mood, make up for the deficiency in energy, and increase libido. Let’s see how phases of the menstrual cycle differ, what diet to choose in these periods, and which sports to prefer.
The menstrual phase (1-7). During this time, the level of hormones is the lowest. In this phase of the cycle, give preference to products that give you more nutrients and help to renew the stock of minerals, zinc, iodine, and iron. During the first days of the menstruation, it is better to relax and allow your body to restore. Later you can gradually increase the activity level.
The follicular phase (8-13). It starts the next day after you finish bleeding. During this period, the amount of estrogen is growing and the body is preparing to ovulate. Women feel the rise in strength and energy. During this phase, Alisa Vitti recommends that you eat products rich in phytoestrogens and opt for more intensive physical load.
The ovulatory phase (14-21). The level of hormones reaches a peak. It may lead to bursts and drops in energy but the mood does not go down. During this period, it is recommended to include products that contain fiber and complex carbohydrates to the ration. The energy level reaches its maximum during the ovulation, so you can allow yourself heavy workouts.
The luteal phase (22-28). It is characterized by an increase in the level of progesterone and testosterone. During this time, fluid stays on in the body, mood swings take place, and craving for unhealthy food grows. Such a state is called premenstrual syndrome. To improve the way you feel during the fourth phase of the cycle, it is important to eat products that contain calcium, magnesium, B vitamins. The physical load should be moderate.
Phases of the menstrual cycle and recommendations
Genetic tests and diagnostics
To keep your health under control, it is important to undergo health checkup regularly, make tests, and visit a mammologist. It helps to detect illnesses timely and quickly start a corresponding treatment. For example, curing of breast cancer brings more results at early stages. The smaller the tumor is, the smaller the volume of removed tissue is.
The experienced biohacker, Board Member of the non-profit Life Extension Advocacy Foundation Elena Milova says that in order to improve her health indicators, she undergoes a complex checkup 2 to 3 times per year and regularly consults with doctors.
Apart from regular medical screenings, it is important to study all the peculiarities of your body. Here genetic tests can help. Such researches allow you to detect predisposition to various diseases, define individual peculiarities of skin, metabolism, food intolerance, and even learn about your ethnic affiliation.
The human face is a mirror of health. If your organism faces some failure, it can appear on your face in the form of swelling, rash, itch, or inflammation. Besides, collagen production slows down with age, the skin becomes thinner, drier, and less elastic, wrinkles appear.
One of the most affordable and efficient ways to maintain beauty and juvenescence is face fitness. It is a complex of exercises that help to strengthen and relax facial muscles.
Face fitness expert Elena Karkukli states that thanks to regular face fitness exercises, you can prevent the formation of wrinkles, remove current signs of aging, model face proportions, maintain juvenescence, and improve health.
At Biohacking Conference Moscow, Elena will show a unique complex of exercises, using which anybody can correct his or her face.
Fight against stress
When a person experiences stress, the level of cortisol increases. This leads to anxiety, headaches, disease recurrences, sleep disorders. Even menstrual cycle disorders can take place due to stress. Therefore, women should take care of not only physical state and beauty but also mental health.
To avoid possible risks, try to minimize factors that lead to stress. For this purpose, you should:
- eat well;
- be physically active;
- spend more time with relatives and close people;
- love your job or find a hobby.
Biohackers use meditation as a tool that improves psychological health. It allows them to reduce anxiety, get rid of depression, and improve mood.
Vitamins that maintain good health
Vitamins play an important role in the functioning of the body. The lack of them leads to deterioration of health and speeds up aging processes. For example, the deficiency of vitamin D causes immune alterations and osteoporosis. The lack of B vitamins leads to weakness, insomnia, quick fatigue, hair becomes dim, nails get brittle, and skin loses elasticity.
During the research, scientists have found that 90% women aged 20-30 take insufficient amount of folacin, 48% – vitamin В6, 42% – vitamin В1. Around 61% of examined people have hypozincemia, 84% – deficiency of selenium.
Specialists state that to maintain beauty and health, it is necessary to take enough amount of vitamins А, В, С, D, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium, iodine, niacin, zinc, etc. You can get the required amount of nutrients with the help of balanced nutrition or tableted vitamins.
It is important to remember that before you start taking medicines, vitamins, or food supplements, you should consult a doctor.
To avoid illnesses, remain beautiful, young, and energetic, women should listen to their body and give it what it needs most of all. The optimization of ration and physical load in correspondence with the menstrual cycle, regular medical checkups, taking care of facial beauty, and fighting against stress can help to improve health, maintain juvenescence, and prolong life.