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The Power of Laziness: Biohacking Your Body and Mind with Dave Asprey

Known as the “Father of Biohacking,” Dave has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks over the last two decades to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products that enhance mental and physical performance. Founder of Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet, a company named one of the top 20 innovative brands by Fast Company, Dave is a true pioneer in the health and wellness industry.

Dave has continued to push the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science and evolution, leading to the launch of a global biohacking movement and the largest, longest-running Biohacking Conference in the world. Today, Dave is focused on upgrading humanity through Upgrade Labs, the first biohacking facilities or “Human Upgrade Centers” in the world. Additionally, he leads thousands of people enrolled in The Upgrade Collective, his online mentorship and membership group where people learn everything it takes to upgrade their bodies and minds, from cells to spirit. Dave remains committed to progression and innovation in the industry, and in his newest book, Smarter Not Harder, Dave shows the key to achieving peak wellness and he reveals it isn’t about doing more, it’s about doing less—exercising and eating smarter, not harder, and making the body’s built-in laziness work for you.

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How do you tap the power of laziness to improve neuro-fitness?

Your body evolved to save energy. It’s what kept you alive by ensuring you didn’t waste energy on unnecessary tasks. When you aren’t in life-threatening danger, the brain will always encourage rest. But in the modern world, if you give into this impulse too often, you might think you’re lazy.

I’m excited to have Dave Asprey back on the show to dive into this topic today. Dave is the Founder of Bulletproof Coffee, the Bulletproof Diet, a best-selling author, and is known as the father of biohacking. He’s here to talk about his latest book, Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want.

Laziness is natural and healthy. It fueled all human progress by leading to innovative ways to make work easier. Listen in, as Dave talks about how the laziness principle can help you biohack your way to a better body and a healthier brain. 

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"Wasted effort is wasted."

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  • This is where the laziness principle came from. [2:10]
  • You can use your own laziness impulses as motivation. Here’s how. [3:43]
  • This is how you can use neurofeedback to do less for better brain health. [5:10]
  • Dave’s new franchise, Upgrade Labs, is offering neurofeedback all over the country. [6:43]
  • This is important when it comes to sleep. [8:17]
  • You’ll hear Dave refer to ‘Meat OS’ a lot. Here’s what he means. [9:49]
  • It used to be the mainstream belief that working harder was how you improved. But this is why smarter works better and how to do that. [11:55]
  • Temperature impacts recovery but you can use that to your advantage. [14:11]
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  • To learn more about Dave and access his amazing resources, visit his website, here.
  • If you want more resources on sleep specifically, visit Dave, here.
  • Don’t forget to buy a copy of his newest book, Smarter Not Harder, here.



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