Intro to Biohacking - Be Smarter, Stronger, and Happier
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Intro to Biohacking - Be Smarter, Stronger, and Happier

Introductory guide to improving performance in everything you do from fitness and nutrition, to productivity and sleep
4.3 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
932 students enrolled
Created by Ari Meisel
Published 6/2013
Price: $20
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 min on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Better Health And Wellness
  • Increased Mental and Physical Performance
  • Better Sleep
  • More Productivity
  • Less Stress
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  • Human Being

What would you say if I told you that you were limiting your body? That you were capable of running so much further, so much faster, of working harder, of lifting heavier, of living better. Nearly everyone on this planet has sold themselves short, limited their bodies and potential by the things they do. Through inappropriate diet, habits, and lifestyle choices, our bodies can start to turn against us, making weaker, fragile, and lazier. 

With Intro to Biohacking, I will teach you how to reclaim your life. You will learn how to properly train your muscles, strengthen your mind, and turn your body into a machine that will maximize your potential in life. You won’t be held back by your job or any limits you thought you had, instead, you will learn how to see limits as mere obstacles, and how to overcome them. 

The Intro to Biohacking Course will cover increasing efficiency in multiple categories. By trying to increase the effectiveness in multiple parts, you help maximize the strength of the whole. 

Some of the categories covered in the course are:

Fitness - Very often, the strength of our mind is limited by the strength of our body. It becomes easier to mentally strengthen ourselves when we have confidence in our physical ability. In the course, you will learn simple ways to help strength your muscles and improve your overall fitness. 

Nutrition - Just like a jet engine cannot run on diesel fuel, we cannot eat food with low nutritional value and high calories and expect our body to run efficiently. By choosing the appropriate foods, we can feel more energetic, productive, and even loose some unneeded weight.

Sleep - The human body is a brilliant thing, but sometimes we expect too much and push them too far. Sleep is extremely vital; it refreshes the mind and repairs the body. But not all sleep is created equal (as anyone who has slept for an hour on a hard floor would know), and finding the most efficient way to sleep can be a major step forward in keeping your mind fresh and your body energized. 

Mind - As our physical ability grows, we are able to strengthen the mind as well. In the course, we will focus on techniques and training to help your mind become a greater tool of your body, whether to destress life or increase your cognitive functions. 

Supplements - While eating healthy foods and increasing our body’s abilities through natural ways is vital, there are certain supplements that allow us to push our limits even further. You will learn which supplements you are encouraged to take, and which are best avoided. 

Productivity - There isn’t much point in having a strong mind and body if we are too lazy to utilize them. A fair portion of the course will focus on increasing your productivity, ensuring that your newfound strength and energy are not wasted. 

Self-Tracking - We all have habits and quirks, but to many of us, we are completely unaware of them, even if they’re affecting how we live. Through self-tracking, we learn to identify patterns that we go through, and with these patterns we can learn ways to become more efficient and productive. 

Every category in the course will have three basic recommendations, which you are highly encouraged to follow. For those wishing to learn more or push themselves further, there is an advanced recommendation for each category. 

Who Am I?

You may be wondering what gives me the right to teach you something as deep or personal as Biohacking. My name is Ari Meisel, and in 2006 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. The disease wrecked my body physically, and my mind started to follow. When you’re forced to take dozens of medications and go through numerous hospital visits just to maintain some semblance of health, your outlook on life can start to darken. 

But I wasn’t going to be beaten. 

I started to reclaim my body. I went through rigorous exercise, ate better, took the right supplements, and altogether installed a strict regime in my life that allowed my tired body to become stronger and healthier. The symptoms of Crohn’s Disease started to weaken and fade, until I was able to cut out the medication completely. 

By training my body and pushing myself in the right ways, I manage to beat an incurable disease.

Since then, I’ve done so much with my life. I’ve learned how to automate businesses via outsourcing; I’ve competed in an Ironman, given seminars and even a regional TED talk. Through Biohacking, I’ve lived my life. 

And you should live yours. 

The entire contents of this course are based upon the opinions of Ari Meisel, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who may retain copyright as marked. The information in this course is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Ari Meisel and his community. Ari Meisel encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Who Wants To Perform At Their Best
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35 Lectures
Intro to Biohacking - Be Smarter, Stronger, and Happier
2 Lectures 01:26
What does it mean to be a biohacker and what will we cover in this course?
Preview 01:26

TEDxEast - Ari Meisel Beats Crohn's Disease
What Makes Me A Biohacker?
4 Lectures 13:59
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The 4 Minute Workout

Mobility and Flexibility are of the utmost importance to your logevity

Krav Maga is contact combat. It is a self-defense system that anyone can use, regardless of size, strength, or fitness. Krav Maga emphasizes simple and practical techniques, real life scenarios, and intense training. It is the ideal self-defense system for use on the street - a place where no rules exist. 
4 Lectures 12:24
Neuroplasticity refers to the susceptibility to physiological changes of the nervous system, due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, or parts of the body other than the nervous system.

The human heart is a bio-electrical pump beating at an ever changing rate: it is not like a clock that beats at a steady, unchanging rate. This variability in heart rate is an adaptive quality in a healthy body.


Vivid Encoding, Scheduled Repetition, and Optimized Testing make learning new subjects fun and easy

A nootropic is a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning
4 Lectures 09:33
Timing your sleep may be more important than quantity and quality

Stop Blue Light from Wrecking Your Sleep

Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in your body. It is found in every cell and is used to protect the body from inflammation, toxins, and pathogens. When your body doesn’t make enough glutathione, you may be at higher risk for a range of diseases and ailments.

Remee is a sleep mask designed to help increase the frequency of your Lucid Dreams.
4 Lectures 17:57
Lifestyle vs. Diet

Cooking at home can be less stressful and easier with services that offer pre-measured, fresh ingredients and easy to follow recipes.

Supercharge Your Diet

Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of The Day?
4 Lectures 10:21
Krill oil is a mixture of fatty acids high in EPA and DHA in the form of phospholipids, mostly as phosphatidylcholine; it appears to be better absorbed than fish oil, may be more cardioprotective, and has some unique (unexplored) fat burning effects

Probiotics work to keep a healthy balance of intestinal flora. They reduce the amount of harmful bacteria by replenishing and maintaining the "friendly" bacteria.

Supplementation of vitamin D has a variety of benefits for people who are deficient in it, which describes many who live in non-equatorial regions.

Creatine is a molecule in an energy system (creatine phosphate) that can rapidly produce energy (ATP) to support cellular function, and this underlies performance enhancing and neuroprotective properties of creatine. A remarkably safe and well researched supplement for most people
4 Lectures 13:36
Make Evernote Your External Brain
02:29 is an automated email follow up service with some powerful potential

Using virtual assistants you can stop doing the tasks that are wasting your time and get more done

The Art of Less Doing  teaches people to optimize, automate, and outsource everything in their lives.
4 Lectures 20:58
iDoneThis help you remember what you've accomnplished

When you have the right information, you can make better decisions about how you want to spend your time. RescueTime is an easy way to make measurable, productive changes.

InsideTracker lets you test and analyze your own blood. Use code ARIMTM10512 to recieve a discount on any of their plans.

More Than 20 Tools That I Think Are The Best for Tracking Everything in Life
4 Lectures 08:28

Contrast Hydrotherapy

Hot and Cold

Compression Helps Blood Flow and Inflammation


Reconnect with the Earth


Get By With A Little Help from Electricity

Advanced Biohacking and Conclusion
1 Lecture 03:36
This is just the beginning of what you are capable of accomplishing.
About the Instructor
Ari Meisel
4.6 Average rating
217 Reviews
2,905 Students
3 Courses
Achievement Architect

Ari Meisel started three companies in the technology sector before high school. After graduating from college, Ari visited upstate New York and bought a group of 1880's cigar factories with the vision of creating luxury lofts. Ari created LEED Pro as a green building consulting business and to operate the LEED Pro Blog on green building materials which got picked up for a book called LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building. Most recently, Ari has been developing LEED certified, mixed use properties in the Hamptons through Meisel Development. In order to keep up with all of these ventures, Ari had to develop several systems and processes to make managing several ventures at nice feasible, so he co-founded Less Doing. Through his methodology of Achievement Architecture, Ari helps people optimize, automate, and outsource everything in their lives and be more effective. Ari has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and spoke at TEDxEast.