There are many paths to corporate wellness, but research and experience reveal that biohacking is anyone’s best bet.
Let’s have a look at What Biohacking is, in case this is a new concept to you!
Biohacking is optimising both your internal and external environment by blending state-of-the-art technology with time-tested holistic wisdom. Using state-of-the-art technology to get quantifiable insights into your unique biology, physiology, and mental state; in order to achieve optimum health, performance, longevity, and vitality. These deep insights provide biological markers that can be tracked and improved.
The time of generic, broad sweeping recommendations is behind us, we can now all get tailored recommendations that will have the greatest impact on your wellness.
Corporate teams today are diverse, with executives from all types of backgrounds working from different time zones across the world; and so, there is a need to account for the biological idiosyncrasies that come with a diverse workforce. Biohacking leverages the most cutting-edge technology to give you accurate and actionable insights. Thus, corporate wellness recommendations and actions meet the unique and diverse requirements of a company’s employees.
But that’s just technology! Biohacking also includes being open to integrating time-tested holistic practises based on our body’s evolved capabilities for promoting optimal wellness. Where technology helps to reinvent the wheel, holistic wisdom illuminates where the wheel does not need to be reinvented. Because time has proved some principles that no modern technology can displace its efficacy. Science in many respects is starting to catch up on these holistic practises and now vindicating them in academic journals.
Why Executive Level Corporate Wellness IS RELEVANT In The New World Of Digital Remote Work.
The days of the big homogenous corporations are diminishing as the revolution of workspaces and business size power forward. So, corporate wellness needs the flexibility to adapt to uncertainty and deal with the evolving different working structures. Innovation in work has to be matched by innovative ways to care for those in the business.
As work becomes ever more remote, the ability to look at your colleague and sense something is wrong or off becomes much harder. And, creating a workspace atmosphere that promotes a new healthy habit by in-person colleague support is not possible too. Even before digital remote working, very few, if any companies, had accurate ways to measure wellness.
With digital remote working, it’s become even more difficult to separate your work life from your home since they are centered in one and the same place. This can lead to less self-care since you don’t have that colleague by your side who notices you’re stressing out and invites you on a coffee break to talk and clear your mind.
Now, with apps, you can create a wellness environment in the digital workspace which helps to reconnect employees; helping to build a wellness network throughout a company. Health and performance can be measured and positive actions are taken; either led from the top or horizontally, to fully empower the wellness of a company.
Cultivating healthy habits is essential for wellness and even having a few healthy habits can increase one’s life span by a significant number of years .
The easiest healthy biohacking habits to cultivate are:
- Sleep optimisation
- Mindfulness and mindset
- Movement and exercise
- Awareness of the Environment (light, air, water, indoors vs outdoors)
Why Employers & Companies Need To Care About this (Retain + Attract Talent)?
By biohacking corporate wellness you are giving your team the best wellness optimisation tools, techniques, and technologies that exist. This also means your company will be on top of wellness trends and a pioneer in corporate wellness and employee optimisation.
How many people do you know who tell you they have set a New Years’ resolution, then within a week or two they have broken the resolution and are back to their old habits? And just how many times have you seen an HR department roll out a new initiative that’s forgotten in about a month?
These types of negative habits can undermine trust in your employees and in a company. By biohacking with trackable metrics, you bring accountability to corporate wellness. All can buy in because they can track, see and compare metrics; therefore, building engagement and motivation in the workplace while improving their performance and wellbeing metrics.
Integrating biohacking into a company’s corporate wellness policies will increase employee loyalty. Because, despite remote work, providing platforms and digital spaces for colleagues to reconnect and look after each other’s health and wellness.
With actionable metrics, a company will gain better insights into where their employees sit between being bored and being overworked. This way effective steps can be taken to motivate bored employees and ensure others are not overworking and burning out. Corporate wellness and employee optimisation can now become a proactive policy, not a reactive one.
How Can Biohacking Solutions Be Rolled Out At Company Levels?
In the workplace, biohacking solutions can go from simple to encompassing and truly innovative. No matter the extent, even the most simple solutions provide actionable insights that can lead to better information and better wellness choices.
The most popular biohacking products to help employees understand their health include using wearables such as an Apple Watch, Fit Bit, Whoop Strap, and Oura ring. These devices track metrics like steps, daily calorie burn, HRV, and sleep cycles. They allow you to understand what your body is thinking and feeling 24/7; these data insights also make it much easier to build good habits and reach your body’s unique potential.
How Exactly CAN I HELP YOU with this?
Firstly, I’m no stranger to the corporate world – once a lawyer, always a lawyer. I have done the long days, nights, weeks, months and pushed myself to my mental limits; and also burnt out! I know the demands of corporate life and understand the pressure people put on themselves to achieve excellence. There is nothing wrong with this. Achieving excellence in one’s profession is a virtuous goal. However, it can become all too toxic quite quickly.
This is where I think biohacking corporate wellness and using a coach like myself to help optimise company performance is essential because it will help your company to avoid the pitfalls that can come with toxic work practises.
It is all about working smart and hard. I have worked with many Execs, who in their work-life are sharp and intelligent investors, but they don’t apply the same investment logic to their own mental and physical health. Neglecting your mental and physical health is like leaving money on the table; how much more success could one achieve if their mindset and physical health are optimised for corporate performance?
Mindset and physical optimisation are essential for high performance, and I pride myself in being able to help my clients, business teams and companies transform out of a fight or flight mindset into a growth and opportunity mindset.
A problem I have encountered many times with clients is the apathy that comes from the vast amount of conflicting health and wellness advice concerning what to do and what to avoid.
I help take away the guesswork by bursting conventional bubbles and bringing truly innovative and tailored biohacks to the clients and businesses I work with; while always bearing in mind the corporate environment these need to be applied to and the digital-normal reality of the world we live in ( Zoom sessions, online modules, and remote Workshops either group or individual).
My first main focus is often always with mindset because the body goes where the mind leads it. This is because most people fail to cultivate wellness habits due to mindset issues. It is very difficult to make changes alone; therefore, I work close and personal so no client of mine or individual in a company I’m working with feels isolated. Great and powerful change is possible and it is done easier with personal connections and coaching.