on August 16, 2011
at 05:18 AM
I take cold showers everyday, but does that count as hormesis?
I take a normal hot shower, then spend about 5-10 minutes in full-blast cold water. I like the jolt of energy and also the reputed testosterone boost.
on August 27, 2013
at 04:54 AM
In my case, prior to switching from the Conventional Wisdom(TM) regarding sun exposure on skin and eyes, towards a more appropriate interval-dependant model regarding Vitamin D and photo-sensitivity I could not operate outdoors without sunglasses for more than a few minutes. Removing sunglasses for increased periods of time has been my most recent experiment with hormesis.
While hormesis is typically and historically described as a dose-response phenomena of unclear scientific backing (in part due to the pre-germ theory influence of homopathy) - hormesis in the wider biohack community is now used alongside eustress to describe provoking the body to enhance desirable physical attributes in anticipation of future stressors.
If you have ever done high intensity exercise (Tabata Sprints for example), you have experimented with Eustress and Hormesis. :-)