Biohacking My Personal Fitness is a comprehensive fitness regime that I created to empower me to achieve optimum health.
While this project is (mostly) a summation of everything I learned in my Public Health concentration, it is also the jumping on point for how my health, fitness and general wellbeing will evolve moving forwards.
Complacency always leads to atrophy and I do not intend to ever get neglectful with my health. Therefore, this project is my promise to always prioritise my health.
I intend to keep working at it, to keep trying new things and to keep unlocking my biological potential.
The components of this final project explore how I utilised the learning of my Public Health and Personal Fitness concentration, as well as previous practice and experimentation of biohacking my health, to form my overall health philosophy and practice moving forwards.
“Biohacking can be described as citizen or do-it-yourself biology. For many “biohackers,” this consists of making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes to make small improvements in your health and well-being.
Biohacks promise anything from quick weight loss to enhanced brain function. But the best biohacking results come from being well-informed and cautious about what works for your body.“
This project must…
- Be a practical synthesis of what I learned in my Public Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science concentration
- Empower my mindset and biochemistry to achieve optimum long-term health, dynamic functional fitness and general psychological wellbeing
- Enable me to develop my body to achieve a wide range of dynamic functional fitness; as well as my ideal physique
- Provide a means of passing on my knowledge and practice so that it can bring about positive change in the lives of others
2005 – Started running on-and-off in my own time (3 miles)
2009 – Suffered a few health scares (such is the lie of a clueless university fresher) and then started to take my health a lot more seriously!
2010 – Made a consistent effort to eat healthier.
2011 – Started running a morning run.
2012 – Started doing calisthenic, 5:2 fasting, cycling every day. Stopped doing a morning run. Did some experimenting with meditation.
2013 – Started studying Health, Nutrition and Exercise science.
2014 – Started running again (3-6 miles).
2015 – Started meditating daily. Started to experiment with a more green and less meat style of eating.
2016 – Nothing new really happened here.
2017 – Started going to the gym and weightlifting.
2018 – Started Yoga for the first time. Started running yet again, very long distance (8-12 miles) and further afield (all around Bristol). Suffered a knee injury in September due to too much running!
2019 – Pulled together all the elements of this project. Switched to 16:8 intermittent fasting. Midway through the year fully recovered from my knee injury and started a 6-month practice run of my One-Year Challenge.
2020 – My One-Year Challenge of Biohacking My Personal Fitness.
2021 – Write up of my 2020 One Year Challenge.