November 26, 2009

Dig in with Georgie Fear, RD, PhD student, geek & Cook book Author

It's been a pleasure in the past to present geeks - phd students, researchers - who also find a path towards fitness. Georgie Fear of is a rather exceptional example of the blend.

Georgie is an RD, a registered dietician (think food doctor, more on this below), a fitness coach, a published researcher, PhD student, and now, Cook Book Author of the new COOK BOOK Dig In

Georgie has just released this awesome cookbook (in both ebook and paper) that is perfect for geeks who both want to eat healthily and tastily, but who don't have time to put together gourmet feasts. In Dig In, while many recipes are from scratch in the traditional sense of whole fresh ingredients, one of the things i enjoy about her recipes is that Georgie is unafraid of using intriguing foods that come in time saving tins, glass jars and plastic containers that still scream "tasty & healthy."

Both are possible.

We'll talk more about Dig In in a moment, but first, allow me to present an interview i've done with Georgie about her geek academic choices, and where health and fitness comes into that picture.

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October 28, 2009

10 Tips to Destress in 3 parts: move, breath, sleep

In honour of National Stress Awareness Week in the UK starting Wed Nov. 4, here's a few geek friendly de-stressing tips that can be summarized as: move, breath, sleep - do each well, and we set up the physio-chemical, neuro -kinesio conditions to de stress.

(image: what stress does to the body)

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July 16, 2009

Why contact lenses rather than glasses: eyeball Range of Motion and related eye care

A lot of geeks wear glasses.

If you wear glasses, you may want to think about moving over to contact lenses.


The muscles of the eye, focal length, and long term condition. Here's a few tips on how/why to think about each of these issues.

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July 14, 2009

mc's Change-One-Thing-Only Sure Fire Diet

Pretty much all of us know that to lose FAT (not just weight) we have to eat less.
Being able to eat less though - well that's habits.
And a lot about good habits is making it safe for us to change our current behaviours. Change to our nervous system, especially around something as primal and survival based as food is pretty challenging.

Food is crtical to our survival; we're pretty wired to prepare for scarcity.
A lot of the best diet practices today focus therefore on habits rather than calories first, and making it safe for us to change from survival habits to aware habits.

Here's a guarantee that if you don't change anything else but make one change in the following categories, you will lose weight, consistently. The biggie will then be your persistence with this single change.

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May 28, 2009

The Complete 1 Move, Once a Day, One Week Workout

If you have been toying with the idea of working out but don't know how to get started - here's a simple plan.

For one week, do one push up, once a day.

That's it.

If you can't do a full push up from the ground, no worries, do one from your knees.

If that's too much for you today, that's ok, too. Lean stand arms length away from a wall, and do a push up against the wall.

Again, that's it: one push up, once a day, one week.
WHen you finish week one, and have clocked one pushup a day, and only one, for one whole week, and want an idea for week two, shout.
Good Luck!
(Thanks to zhealth's (what's zhealth?) Eric Cobb for this Week 1 workout plan)
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