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Fitness for Geeks

The World Health Organization estimates that lifestyle-oriented diseases will cost the global economy $30 trillion over the next 20 years (that includes smoking and alcohol abuse, as well as chowing down sugary and salt-laden snack foods). What’s going on here—why do we have such a massive health crisis? Don’t our experts have an incredibly deep and nuanced knowledge about how health and the body function? They do, but we could do better by embracing our own operating systems. In other words, a “Force-Quit-Delete” may be in order.

in Fitness for Geeks, released last week, Bruce W. Perry explains what cubicle dwellers, home office addicts, and the rest of us tech junkies can do to reverse “chair living,” get moving, and eat right.

Inside Fitness for Geeks:

  • The best times of day to eat and WHAT to eat.
  • Why eating carbs before exercising isn’t healthy.
  • Why you can get a beer belly…even if you don’t drink beer.
  • The best exercise routines to lose weight, and maintain a healthy weight.
  • What two things matter most in keeping a healthy lifestyle.
  • How to find your way around the gym, especially the weight room.
  • The pros and cons of yoga.
  • What apps are the best for exercise, and how to use them.

Bruce W. Perry doesn’t flinch from offering technical or scientific information in Fitness for Geeks; along with a little homespun wisdom, he gives a provocative look at what we can do to step away from our computers and step into a healthier life. After all, what’s the use of a book with “fitness” in its title, if not to help make you more fit?

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