I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to you all! I have just graduated from medical school in the UK and will be starting the art of doctory in a few weeks. I have long been interested and fascinated by the idea of "biohacking". I will spend most of my life fixing problems when people bodies break down, but why not go further and improve the "normal" body? It seems to me to be neglected as we move forwards as a society. Anyway, in the past I took a keen interest in nootropics, starting from sleep, exercise and diet, alongside repeated cognitive tracking. I love the idea of collecting as much data on myself as I can, so that I can learn more about my body, how it works and ultimately, how I can optimise myself, the same way I optimise my work flow.
I have been thinking about trying to get more data on myself, but have been struggling to come up with how apart from a fitness tracker. Then today, out of nowehere I happened to come across the Quantified Self, amazingly this is exactly what I have been looking for but could just not figure out the keywords for google to obey! So here I am. Ready to begin afresh soon, and hopefully a new quantified self.
So I was wondering if you lovely people could give me some tips on starting out. Currently, I am using Sleep as android to track sleep, my fitness pal for food(when I can be bothered), google fit for steps and any other activity, just installed rescue time a few days ago to monitor my digital activity and also went with 23andme a year ago to get my genome which I have since run through Promethease.
Where can I go from here?? An activity tracker with continual HR monitoring sounds quite attractive and easy, but I have a problem in that hospital staff in the UK are not allowed to wear wrist watches. Would say the fitbit alta HR work as-well on my ankle during the day? Or should I perhaps look for another solution?
Also what are the go to sites/info/materials? I came across a few excellent blogs today and am a little overwhelmed with all the information/services/apps out there. If you could start again from the beginning, then which would you use? Sorry for the wall of text!!! Hopefully it will spark useful discussion and be helpful to any other newcomers!!